After the hosting challenges faced when FC Platinum hosted Orlando Pirates at Barbourfields Stadium in the opening round of Total CAF Champions League Group B, the Zimbabwe champions have upped preparations for Saturday’s Horoya tie.
The club seeks to smoothen the logistical challenges faced with the high fans volume and on the media front have since opened up accreditation with the form now accessible on the club website www.fc-platinum.net for media fraternity.
Club media and public liaison officer, Chido Chizondo confirmed the accessibility of the form last week.
On the technical front, the Zvishavane based outfit have been quietly preparing for the match at their base as they seek to assert themselves in their maiden group stage dance after a winless start to the new life of international football stage.
Meanwhile, Horoya FC jetted into Harare on Saturday morning as part of their attempts to turn the corner from their faltering start to the group stage.
Horoya AC managing director Amadou Bangoura said they had to be thorough with their preparations for Saturday’s match.
“The reason we are here is simple, we come from Guinea which is too far from Zimbabwe. So if we want to be efficient we must come early to prepare for our match set for next Saturday. That is the only reason we are here and we thank the Zimbabwe federation (ZIFA) for facilitating our preparations.“This is the biggest and most important match for all of us at HAC. That’s why we are here, being early to prepare for that,” said Bangoura.
The Guinea side brought 22 players with the delegation.
Horoya AC squad:
Goalkeepers: Khadim Ndiaye, Abdoulaye Kante, Moussa Camara
Defenders: Godfred Assante, Marius Hamed Assoko, Boubacar Samasekou, Yakubu Hubu, Mohamed Lamine Fofana, Alseny Camara, Samuel Conte, Abu Mangue Camara
Midfielders: Baffour Sebe, Abdoulaye Camara, Dramane Nikiema, Brefo Mensah, Boniface Haba, Mohamed Djibo Wonkoye, Naby Soumah
Strikers: Patrick Razak, Ocansey Mandela, Sékou Keita, Siméon Bolaji.