Winston Mhango 1

Mango stays put at Platinum

Fungai Muderere A�
FC PLATINUMa��S holding midfielder Winston Mhango has confirmed that league champions CAPS United were after his signature but he decided to extend his contract with the platinum miners.

Mhango, a former Hwange player whose contract was due to expire on Saturday, was influential in FC Platinuma��s title charge, where they eventually finished second behind Caps United.

a�?I could not join them because I recently extended my stay at FC Platinum for two years,a�? said Mhango.

Caps United finished the season with 63 points, two ahead of the Norman Mapeza-coached side.

The two teams contributed three players each on the Soccer Stars of the Year calendar, with FC Platinum providing Mhango, forward Walter Musona and goalkeeper, Petros Mhari, who also won the Goalkeeper of the Year Award, while Caps United had Ronald Pfumbidzai, Leonard Tsipa, who was the first runner up, and Hardlife Zvirekwi, who won the Castle Lager Soccer Star of the Year award.

In recent years, players who made it to the Soccer Stars of the Year Calendar ended up attractingA� interest from South African clubs.

Mhango played for Hwange for the 2012 season before following his coach Tenant Chilumba, who was in charge of FC Platinum in 2013.

He escaped death by a whisker in October when the vehicle he was travelling in was involved in a head-on collision and claimed the life of one FC Platinum fan.

Mhango suffered a cut on the left leg, while his teammate Charles Sibanda lost two teeth, but they recovered within a week.

He scored five goals, four in the league and one in the Chibuku Super Cup against Chapungu, during the 2016 season.