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FC Platinum to charter planes


FC Platinum will charter two planes to fly their supporters to Swaziland for the team’s Caf Champions League preliminary round first leg match.

The ambitious Zvishavane side, who are making their debut appearance on the African stage, will clash with Green Mamba in Mbabane on February 19.

Club secretary-general Philimon Muvengwa yesterday said arrangements to charter the planes were at an advanced stage.

The two planes will depart from Harare and Bulawayo respectively.

“That arrangement is on, but we are still finalising on the details,” said Muvengwa.

“We haven’t come up with the actual figures, but I think the cheapest ticket will be $1 000. This is not the final figure, but I’m saying it will be in that range. We will have all the details by the end of this week and our supporters will be informed accordingly.

We have, however, finalised on the fares for those that will want to travel by road.

We are planning to have three buses for the trip, but that will depend on the response that we will get from our supporters. If there is a need to add more buses then we will do that. We respect our supporters very much and we will do our best to make them happy,” he added.

In a statement released by the club yesterday, the three buses will depart from Harare, Bulawayo and Zvishavane on the eve of the match.

“FC Platinum Supporters’ Association invites all FC Platinum-registered supporters with valid passports who wish to travel to Swaziland to cheer on the team as they participate in their maiden African Safari. Cost to and from Swaziland is $200 per person. The association also wishes to advise FC Platinum supporters who can afford airfares, that chartered airplanes will be leaving Harare and Bulawayo airports respectively on the 18th of February and coming back on the 19th of February shortly after the match,” read part of the statement.

As part of their preparations for the Green Mamba match, FC Platinum will play Botswana be Mobile side BMC at their renovated Mandava Stadium on Saturday.

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