They might be destined for relegation but FC Platinum gaffer Norman Mapeza has praised his last weekend’s rivals WhaWha who he believes are a quality side.
The veteran mentor praised the Luke Petros-coached WhaWha following their narrow 2-1 win at Ascot Stadium on Saturday.
Mapeza’s men were lucky to walk away with maximum points following a massive second half onslaught as the prison wardens prodded for an equaliser.
That was after Raymond Horonga’s long range strike that turned out to be nothing more than a consolation.
Mapeza admitted that the Gweru-based side could have easily stunned them and he also picked out Horonga’s goal as the best he has seen so far.
“To be honest, they are a good side but they have been unfortunate to lose. They have quality, that's why some big teams lost against them,” Mapeza said.
“They push hard and I respect them for that. They made us defend hard to protect our lead and the goal they scored is probably the best and a potential goal of the season.”
WhaWha remain at the basement of the log standings with 20 points on their tally heading into the last seven games.
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At this point, they can only hope the other teams in the relegation matrix also drop points so that they retain a mathematical advantage of surviving relegation.
FC Platinum stretched their lead at the top to eight points with the win as second-placed Dynamos went on to play out a draw against Black Rhinos.
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