FC Platinum goalkeeper Petros Mhari considers playing against defending champions Esperance as a befitting send off after their elimination from the CAF Champions League competition.
Norman Mapeza’s team lost 2-0 to Esperance in their reverse fixture, away, and play the Tunisian giants tomorrow at Barbourfields still looking for their first win.
FC Platinum have lost three and drawn two of their five games in Group B.
Mhari says facing Esperance in their final game presents an opportunity to sign out on a high.
“It’s always good to play against the giants. Esperance are defending champions so in as much we respect them, we want to beat them at home.
“Every game we play to win, we lost 2-0 there and we need to play well at home and lift the belief in the team,” he said.
The PSL begins on March 30 and Platinum will travel to Harare for their first game against the Sunshine Boys.
The Zvishavane based club has won the PSL in the last two seasons.
Mhari said it will be difficult to make three titles in a row with many other clubs eyeing the crown.
“PSL games are different from champs league games; we have to have that winning mentality so we have to do well when we play Esperance.
“It will be very difficult this season but we have to push and see what happens when the season ends,” he said.
FC Platinum will represent the country again in the CAF Champions league this year.