Mapeza To Return To FC Platinum?
20 November 2020
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FC Platinum are considering bringing back Norman Mapeza after firing head coach Pieter de Jongh.

De Jongh’s sacking came after the Confederation of African Football (CAF) barred him from sitting on the bench in the Championship League as he is not a holder of the CAF A coaching license or a valid Pro license which are required for all coaches participating in the football body’s inter club competitions.

The club released a statement yesterday communicating the way forward and it has emerged that Mapeza is likely to replace the Dutchman.

Talks are underway and sources close to the developments have confirmed that a deal could be signed at the end of today once the parties agree on the terms.

Should they reach an agreement, this will mark Mapeza’s second stint at FC Platinum after his initial successful five-year stay which ended mid-last year.

The former Warriors coach is currently unattached to any side since his departure at South African team Chippa United in February. His move to TTM in September fell through on the eleventh hour after disagreements with the executive.

Meanwhile, Mapeza’s former assistant Lizwe Sweswe is also in the picture as the club is considering him as another option to replace De Jongh.

Sweswe left Mandava last month and has since joined Zifa Central Region Division One side Trukumb Mine.-Soccer 24

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