FC Platinum have said they have set an age restriction in their recruitment exercise, which has seen a number of players leaving the club.
Club media and liaison officer Chido Chizondo said while some of the players’ contracts had expired, they have a new age restriction on their recruitment policy.
Some of the players who have left include Silas Songani, who joined Iceland side Vestri, and Ralph Kawondera, who signed for Dynamos.
Striker Stanley Ngala joined Highlanders while Donald Dzvinyai moved to Harare City.
Kelvin Madzongwe is said to be on the verge of joining Bulawayo Chiefs while Rodney Chinyengetere is reported to have joined CAPS United.
“Ultimately, these players’ contracts had expired but what has happened to the club is we have agreed to let go of players who have reached a certain age. “The players who have left have reached that age and we wish them all the best.
“As FC Platinum, our position is to have a youthful squad and I think if you noticed, when we played the Chibuku Super Cup, the coach made a lot of effort in ensuring that the majority of the players were the younger ones and it yielded results.
“Our objective is to go back into the Champions League, to focus into the next five years and, hopefully, be more competitive than we have been in the past and that can only happen if you build your squad.
“We are also looking at a position where the revenue that comes from our players start making sense, that is why we have taken that position.”
Efforts to get a comment from coach Norman Mapeza were fruitless but reports suggest he still is yet to renew his contract with the club.