FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza has called for more leadership from his senior players to encourage and guide the youngsters.
Mapeza’s call comes after promoting three junior players into the senior team in Panashe Mutimbanyoka, Higayiso Magaya, and Keith Madera.
“Even when I started playing football, we were surrounded by senior players who pushed us, guys who kept encouraging us, but I do not think that is the case with the boys here,” Mapeza said via NewsDay.
The former Warriors coach added that the young players’ obvious potential can only be ignited with the help of his experienced heads.
“The seniors need to help these boys. They need to keep them up and motivated. The young players all have potential to play at any level given the chance, but they need guidance to realise their full (potential). Yes, we are going to do everything to add more depth by getting more good players because we have tough tasks ahead of us, but those available should be able to do duty for us,” concluded Mapeza.