Augustine Mulenga of Orlando Pirates with teammate Justin Shonga of Orlando Pirates
FORMER Zimbabwe youth international Butler Masango believes the Zambian duo of Augustine Mulenga and Justin Shonga could pose the greatest danger to FC Platinum when they kick-off their group phase campaign against Orlando Pirates at Barbourfields this Saturday.

Masango is now based in South Africa where he is heavily involved in developing young footballers.

“It’s going to be a tough game because Orlando Pirates play counter-attacking football using their wing-backs and they have good strikers — the two Zambians Augustine Mulenga and Justin Shonga.

Sadate Ouro-Akoriko of AmaZulu FC gives chase to Justin Shonga of Orlando Pirates

“I haven’t seen FC Platinum playing but I believe if they can maintain their team shape and don’t give Pirates time and space on the ball they can get a favourable result.

“They (FC Platinum) have a very good coach in Norman Mapeza, so it gonna be an exciting game but I will support my home country team and hope they win all their home matches,” said Masango.

The platinum miners were handed a major lift ahead of the battle with the recovery of Zimbabwe international Kevin Moyo from injury.

The Warriors defender picked up the knock in the last game of the 2018 season against Triangle United.

“He (Moyo) is now training alongside the rest of the squad,” said Mapeza.


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