Motorsport: Registration in progress
motorbike race, said he is looking forward to this year’s edition.
“As usual I’m looking forward to the Bulawayo one-hour race. It has been won by South Africans for the last two years, but hopefully one of us (Zimbabwean riders) can keep the trophy on home soil this year. You can bet that this one-hour race is going to be a good one,” said Whyte.
Some of the top names that have registered include Bulawayo’s duo of Philip Minnaar Jnr and William Jason Sinclair. Both drivers will be sharing a BMW E30 3.0l. Harare’s trio of Richard Robinson, Ian Howden and Stuart Haddon will share Robinson’s turbo charged Toyota Corolla 1600cc in this year’s edition of the three-hour race.
Entry to the event is pegged at $5, while kids Under-12 will get free admission. — @khumzallen
knees which shows how difficult it is to play on the artificial turf,” Mapeza said.
After failing to get to the later stages of the competition the last time out, Mapeza has indicated that they are targeting a group stage participation and many will be tipping them to achieve that task following their success on the local scene where they successfully retained their title with a commanding 13-point advantage over second-placed Ngezi Platinum Stars.
FC Platinum have responded by setting up a perfect ambience for the technical team and players to solely focus on the task at hand in the field of play.
Knowing the pitfalls of the African jungle where an opponent gets to the battle proper already defeated psychologically by the conditions created by the hosts, FC Platinum have moved in to tame the usually notorious jungle.
The Zimbabwean Premiership kings arrived in Madagascar with their own catering personnel to prepare the food they are used to back home.
They also came with an interpreter to bridge the communication gap between this English-speaking team and the French-speaking Malagasy side.
Mapeza told his chairman, Evans Mutombeni, that the situation of the turf was bad but remained confident the job can be done this afternoon.
“They complained about the turf saying it will not allow them to play their usual game because of the condition of the surface. The coach is saying the condition of the field of play is worse than what he had anticipated.
“They are likely to play with bandages on their knees to avoid sustaining injuries on the turf they are not used to play on.
“But above all and the most important thing is that they are ready and raring to go for their first match in the Champions League and as for the weather, the coach is saying it is fine,” said Mutombeni.