FC Platinum arrive in SA ahead of Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs friendlies

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Foreign clubs are targeting friendly matches against SA's top clubs Chiefs, Pirates as well as Sundowns during the current mid-season break

Zimbabwean club FC Platinum Stars have arrived in South Africa ahead of their proposed friendly matches against Orlando Pirates, Bidvest Wits and Kaizer Chiefs.

The Platinum Boys have organised a two-week training camp in the country as part of their preparations for the new 2017 Zimbabwe Premier Soccer (ZPSL) season.

According to reports coming out of Zimbabwe, the club have already contacted the three Premier Soccer League (PSL) clubs about playing friendly games.

Platinum's official Facebook page posted the following photos on Thursday after arriving in the country.




Meanwhile, Highlanders FC, one of the biggest clubs in Zimbabwe, have confirmed that they could also camp in South Africa as they prepare for the new ZPSL season.

Acting Highlanders chairman Modern Ngwenya has revealed that they would like to face Baroka FC, Polokwane City, Bloemfontein Celtic and even Mamelodi Sundowns.

“We may take our pre-season preparations to South Africa for a training camp, but it’s still in the planning stages.

"The probability is that we will go to Polokwane for between four to seven days, depending on our sponsors and how much they are prepared to go in terms of hosting us,” Ngwenya told Zimbabwean publication, News Day.

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“We may play practice matches and friendly games against the likes of Baroka Football Club, Polokwane City and even Bloemfontein Celtic, but the match that may come to fruition is the one against Mamelodi Sundowns," he continued.

"It’s still in its infancy, but we are looking forward to a trip to South Africa. That will be refreshing for the players and a morale booster ahead of the start of the season.”

The 2016/17 PSL season will resume on February 3 when Wits host Pirates at the Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg.

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