Norman Mapeza

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Norman Mapeza said : “It will be a good option for him,” External link

newsday Saturday, July 25, 2020 3:47:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza told : “In the end, they said they couldn’t get a work permit for me, even though they said they had tried their best to get one,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, July 22, 2020 5:21:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza noted : “He has left a legacy of loyalty. He has only been with two clubs in his playing career and you can only get that in well-paying countries or Europe,” External link

zbc Monday, June 29, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza told ( about Lloyd Chitembwe ) : "Grabowski did a lot for so many players for instance…Chitembwe and…Dinha both at one point of their careers played in Poland and a whole lot of other players so I really want to thank him because he gave us an opportunity," External link

onlinenigeria Monday, April 20, 2020 1:55:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza recalled : "At that time it was a great experience (playing against Romario and crew); Brazil had just won the World Cup and playing against him and more other stars in that Barcelona side was more than a dream come true," External link

onlinenigeria Monday, April 20, 2020 1:55:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said ( about Caps United ) : "We also played against a strong Manchester United side in our group so it was not a stroll in the park we really needed to be at our level best," External link

onlinenigeria Monday, April 20, 2020 1:55:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said ( about Reinhard Fabisch ) : "During our days with Fabisch, it wasn't easy to make it into the team; we only had 16 players in that squad," "Of course we never achieved anything in terms of qualifying (for major tournaments) but in terms of the level of play, we had one of the best national squad and it was disheartening losing 3-1 to Cameron in that (1994) World Cup final qualifier; that's how we were close from reaching the World Cup" External link

onlinenigeria Monday, April 20, 2020 1:55:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza told ( about Lloyd Chitembwe ) : "Grabowski did a lot for so many players for instance…Chitembwe and…Dinha both at one point of their careers played in Poland and a whole lot of other players so I really want to thank him because he gave us an opportunity," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, April 20, 2020 11:57:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza recalled : "At that time it was a great experience (playing against Romario and crew); Brazil had just won the World Cup and playing against him and more other stars in that Barcelona side was more than a dream come true," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, April 20, 2020 11:57:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said ( about Caps United ) : "We also played against a strong Manchester United side in our group so it was not a stroll in the park we really needed to be at our level best," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, April 20, 2020 11:57:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said ( about Reinhard Fabisch ) : "During our days with Fabisch, it wasn't easy to make it into the team; we only had 16 players in that squad," "Of course we never achieved anything in terms of qualifying (for major tournaments) but in terms of the level of play, we had one of the best national squad and it was disheartening losing 3-1 to Cameron in that (1994) World Cup final qualifier; that's how we were close from reaching the World Cup" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, April 20, 2020 11:57:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “It’s a good start for me and I’m very pleased with that. I would want to thank the local community for the warm welcome. The boys were also awesome they showed so much confidence,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, February 7, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “We had some half chances in the first half and second half we didn’t defend well and that is where we lost it,” External link

zimeye Saturday, January 25, 2020 9:47:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “I am happy with the boys’ performance. Look I always say it’s not easy getting results the teams is closer to us on the table so we are almost fighting the same battle so it was a tough match but um glad we managed a point, well done to the guys,” External link

zbc Tuesday, January 14, 2020 5:12:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “It was a good game of football. It was a game of moments. They had their moments and we had ours,” External link

citizen Monday, January 13, 2020 4:48:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “Of course, I cannot tell where he would have ended up had he not quit football, but I maintain he was not bad,” External link

zimeye Saturday, January 11, 2020 9:52:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “Of course, I cannot tell where he would have ended up had he not quit football, but I maintain he was not bad,” External link

herald Saturday, January 11, 2020 2:37:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza told : “When he [Tembo] played in Zim­babwe, I wasn’t around. I was in Europe. But we used to meet in the na­tional team,” External link

herald Saturday, December 21, 2019 8:50:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “I think we are a work in progress. There are areas that need to be worked on, like I do not know why the boys keep on passing the ball backwards and sideways when there is an opportunity to be direct and play passes that penetrate the opposition’s defense. We really need to work on that,” External link

zbc Wednesday, October 23, 2019 5:43:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza told : “The club is in a difficult position, so the best plan is to make sure we survive relegation. That is the main priority‚” External link

newsday Saturday, October 12, 2019 6:34:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “Look at the moment where the club is positioned. What do you expect from me? If they (Chippa chairman Mpengesi) had told me that they want to win the league at the end of the season, I would say ‘look‚ it can never happen’‚” External link

newsday Saturday, October 12, 2019 6:34:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “For me, the Chippa job is a challenge that I wanted to experience‚” External link

newsday Saturday, October 12, 2019 6:34:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “I will give you an example. If (Mamelodi Sundowns coach) Pitso Mosimane goes today and gets an offer to go and coach Aston Villa‚ I don’t think he will say no because it is a new challenge for him and that is what he wishes for as a coach. As coaches our wish is to grow,” External link

newsday Saturday, October 12, 2019 6:34:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza told : “The two years‚ the three years‚ the five-year contracts and all that‚ you know‚ those things are just a number‚” External link

zimeye Thursday, October 10, 2019 4:50:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza told : “Look‚ in this industry as coaches it’s either you resign or you get sacked. At the end of the day football is about the results‚” External link

citizen Wednesday, October 9, 2019 7:43:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “It was about a result today because we were missing about 10 of our regular players. Some are injured and about two guys are on suspension and another one who is with the Young Warriors squad so credit to those who played, they worked so hard,” “We have some challenges if I have to be honest with you and my main worry now is how we are going to move forward. We are struggling, but we have to soldier on. To come here away from home and managed to come out with a result with this kind of squad is something that is quite pleasing. We will have to continue working hard and see how the season progresses” External link

newsday Monday, September 9, 2019 11:39:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “If those guys (injured) don’t recover in time, that means these same guys who played today are going to play in the Champions League so you understand what I’m talking about,” External link

newsday Monday, September 9, 2019 11:39:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “We don’t have depth at all, if you guys can’t see that, then well I don’t know. We have to work and see how the season progresses,” External link

zimeye Monday, September 9, 2019 7:35:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “We have lost players and it’s not going to be easy. We have been trying to work on combinations, but we are struggling in terms of consistency. This week (Kelvin) Madzongwe is playing as a centre-back, next week he is playing as a midfielder. We have lost the core of the team and it is difficult building another during the middle of the season,” External link

newsday Tuesday, August 27, 2019 6:54:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said ( about Devon Chafa ) : “This is not tennis. It’s a game of football. It’s a collective effort. The boys upped their game when we were a man down. We had to gamble and take out Devon and introduce a striker,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, August 25, 2019 2:06:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “From our last performance in Malawi, the guys did very well. We just have to work on our finishing and creating chances. At the end of the day, football is all about results. If we don’t get the goals, it will count. for nothing. We still have the same desire and same attitude to go out there and get a result tomorrow (today),” External link

newsday Saturday, August 24, 2019 6:56:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “The win is good for us considering that we are just coming from a difficult match in Malawi,” External link

zimeye Thursday, August 15, 2019 4:22:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “I am happy because we managed to collect three points,” “The win is good for us considering that we are just coming from a difficult match in Malawi. We kept our shape and in the second half created so many chances. I am happy with such improvements in the team. This win is important as far as building morale in the team” External link

newsday Thursday, August 15, 2019 3:25:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "After hearing the news that three of our guys are not registered and were not going to take part in this match, what do you expect? It's a fantastic result, but of course we would have wanted to win the match but I'm happy with a draw. The guys worked so hard and will need to continue working hard and see what happens in two weeks' time. We will need to work hard and try to get a result at Barbourfields," External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, August 11, 2019 1:34:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "After hearing the news that three of our guys are not registered and were not going to take part in this match, what do you expect? It's a fantastic result, but of course we would have wanted to win the match but I'm happy with a draw. The guys worked so hard and will need to continue working hard and see what happens in two weeks' time. We will need to work hard and try to get a result at Barbourfields," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, August 10, 2019 9:33:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “It’s (chaotic travel arrangements) something that is beyond our control,” External link

zimeye Saturday, August 10, 2019 4:45:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “We need to have (good) players. In August the Champions League starts and if we are going to start in this situation, I can foresee disaster,” External link

newsday Tuesday, July 16, 2019 3:12:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “It is always difficult. We are in mid-season now and if you look at the majority of the players they all have contracts which run to the end of December. We will keep looking around and if we find some players who are free and want to join us then we will have to make some deals,” External link

newsday Tuesday, July 16, 2019 3:12:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "The guys worked very hard. It is about character and fighting for each other. I am happy the boys are pushing and we are still on top. Last week we had just 13 players available and today we had three youngsters from the under-19s. It is not easy at all," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, July 15, 2019 10:01:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “The guys worked very hard. It is about character and fighting for each other. I am happy the boys are pushing and we are still on top. Last week we had just 13 players available and today we had three youngsters from the under-19s. It is not easy at all,” External link

newsday Monday, July 15, 2019 8:56:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “It’s indeed a massive result for us, the boys played well. There was coherence between the midfield and defence. Lameck Nhamo worked very hard and I really want to applaud everyone for a brave show today,” External link

zimeye Sunday, July 7, 2019 7:59:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “We expect to bounce back to winning ways following last week’s disappointment. We are aware of the challenges we are going to face but we are ready for the challenge,” External link

zbc Thursday, June 6, 2019 6:25:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “In football, anything can happen. I believe that they will rise up again. I have the confidence that they are on the right track, this is how football goes, one day you are down and next day you are up,” External link

zimeye Friday, May 31, 2019 6:09:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “Not taking anything away from what happened last season, this season it is a little bit competitive,” External link

herald Saturday, May 25, 2019 5:11:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “But morale in our camp is very high after the game against ZPC Kariba last week, so we just have to go there and try to get a positive result,” External link

herald Saturday, May 25, 2019 5:11:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “We have talked to the boys after the game against TelOne and everybody knows what is at stake,” External link

herald Saturday, May 18, 2019 3:05:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “It’s not going to be easy game for us. We have always struggled against ZPC Kariba, especially at home. They will be high in confidence since they are coming from a big victory against Ngezi Platinum, but we have to win this one to cover the gap between us and those teams that are ahead of us,” External link

newsday Friday, May 17, 2019 7:27:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “We also need to be very creative. If you look at our game against TelOne, we were not that effective … and we lost. But I hope we will implement what we worked on in training,” External link

newsday Friday, May 17, 2019 7:27:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "I commend TelOne, who came in the game with a strategy which worked for them. They wanted us to play the ball and hit us with counter-attacks. They did that and ended up getting the much-needed goal," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, May 13, 2019 11:57:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “I commend TelOne, who came in the game with a strategy which worked for them. They wanted us to play the ball and hit us with counter-attacks. They did that and ended up getting the much-needed goal,” External link

newsday Monday, May 13, 2019 7:56:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “We are playing a good side which had a decent start to the season but we are going there seeking maximum points,” External link

zbc Friday, May 10, 2019 8:49:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza told : “You know as a team we are motivated by wanting to achieve goals and do better than the previous day which is good for the players. They are now playing to be recognised, some are playing so that they get into the Warriors team for Egypt while some like Madhananga who is not here, is trying luck at Bidvest Wits, which is good for them,” External link

citizen Friday, May 3, 2019 4:41:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “Our target of collecting maximum points remains in every game we play,” “It’s a huge game for us. Chicken Inn had a good start in their first games, but of course they lost to Ngezi Platinum last weekend. But overall they have been playing good football. This means we have to be at our best… (to) collect maximum points. They (Chicken Inn) have shown their intentions of winning the league championship, hence we have to be strong both mentally and physically,” External link

newsday Saturday, April 27, 2019 1:19:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said ( about Rahman Kutsanzira ) : “The good thing is that Rahman is back in action, but we had hoped to have those other guys (Madzongwe, Stima and Magalane) back in action before the Chicken Inn game,” “They are out of the clash, but our target of collecting maximum points remains in every game we play” External link

newsday Friday, April 26, 2019 7:36:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “We are geared up for the huge game but we are not reading much into Chicken Inn’s last league performance as well as statistics,” External link

zbc Thursday, April 25, 2019 8:58:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “I think it was a good game of football. We had our moments when we were the better team and they had theirs,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, April 17, 2019 1:25:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “Like I said earlier, we struggled against Triangle, but it could have been a draw or we could have lost the game because in the last minutes, they [Triangle] were piling pressure on us,” “We also had chances, but at the end of the day we have to be grateful for this result. I am happy with the boys, but we have to keep working hard and clearly there are a number of areas that need to be improved” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, April 7, 2019 9:07:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “Everyone is aware that we have drawn the last two matches we played against them (Triangle) here in Zvishavane. We have struggled against them except when we beat them in the Challenge Cup, but that is all in the past,” External link

newsday Saturday, April 6, 2019 7:15:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “I think it was a massive win. We always struggle when we come to Harare to face City. I think the last time we came and won was in 2014. Well done to the boys for the win,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, March 30, 2019 4:06:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “It’s a massive three points for us. We always struggle every time we come to Harare to play against Harare City, so well done to the boys,” External link

newsday Saturday, March 30, 2019 7:47:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “Like I always say, we play to win our games so I know the best team of the day will win the match,” External link

newsday Friday, March 29, 2019 8:15:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “When we started to prepare for these games (Caf Champions League), our focus was on those particular games. In two weeks’ time, we are starting our league games and we are done with preparations for the league. There is nothing we are going to do (more than this) to prepare for the league games, because we have been preparing for them in this tournament. We are already prepared for the league and just waiting for it to kick off,” External link

newsday Monday, March 18, 2019 1:49:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “When we got into the champions league, the objective of the club and myself was not to compete with anyone. We had set our objectives which were to do well,” “We are not worried about the statistics because that was not our goal. Ours was to learn and after the game, I was telling the players that this is how football is played in Africa” External link

zimeye Monday, March 18, 2019 3:51:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “It was learning process and I was talking to the boys that this is how football is in Africa, it is a massive learning curve for us,” External link

herald Monday, March 18, 2019 3:40:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “We just have to finish our games on a good note and we continue where we left against Orlando Pirates. Everything is fine, except those guys who are suspended and definitely Perfect (Chikwende) is not going to be involved tomorrow. He got a groin problem in Johannesburg and definitely tomorrow he will be out,” External link

newsday Saturday, March 16, 2019 1:35:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza added : “The attitude is the same. I will never change anything in football, whether it is a friendly or whatever it is. We play our games to win. There is no time to say we are out; not with me. It’s the mentality, the same attitude, same approach and the same desire we had when we started this Caf Champions League. We will push to win the game,” External link

newsday Saturday, March 16, 2019 1:35:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “The mentality is the same, every time we prepare for a game we prepare to win. We want to end on a high and win the game,” External link

zimeye Saturday, March 16, 2019 11:21:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “Everyone is raring to go. Morale in camp is high despite the fact that we will miss Perfect Chikwende, who is out due to a groin injury picked up in last week’s game against Orlando Pirates in Johannesburg,” External link

zimeye Saturday, March 16, 2019 11:21:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “In football, we play to win, but it was unfortunate we have not won. I am not under pressure. This club is here because of team effort and that needs to be applauded,” “After our false start, losing two matches in a row, I sat down with the club and they said we have done so well. This club was just promoted into the Premiership seven years ago, so for us it was a massive achievement to have reached this stage of the competition” External link

newsday Tuesday, March 12, 2019 8:02:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said ( about Esperance Tunis ) : “After today’s game, we are left with one game against Esperance, then we start preparing for the local assignments, but working hard is going to be our secret weapon,” “We still have to work hard and if we can be able to reach the group stages again, it will be good. We have learnt a lot from the tournament, so now are well equipped for the next edition, which we have already qualified for. So in the next edition we shall be targeting the quarter-finals, but reaching this level is massive for the team considering that we are one of the youngest clubs back home” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, March 10, 2019 2:45:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “We cannot take away the fact that we are already out but this performances is an indication that there are brighter days ahead of us,” External link

newsday Saturday, March 9, 2019 1:53:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "Our preparations have gone so well and now, we are polishing up and the morale is high in the camp, we just hope to perform better than the last games," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, March 8, 2019 5:29:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "A lot has been said, but we have to remain focused on our game. We played to a draw in the reverse fixture back home and I hope we can up our game when we play them at their home ground," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, March 8, 2019 5:29:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “Our preparations have gone so well and now, we are polishing up and the morale is high in the camp, we just hope to perform better than the last games,” External link

newsday Friday, March 8, 2019 7:45:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “A lot has been said, but we have to remain focused on our game. We played to a draw in the reverse fixture back home and I hope we can up our game when we play them at their home ground,” External link

newsday Friday, March 8, 2019 7:45:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza told : "People might talk yes, but for us, the campaign has been a huge experience, for us as coaches and also the players," External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, February 19, 2019 8:31:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza told : "People might talk yes, but for us, the campaign has been a huge experience, for us as coaches and also the players," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, February 19, 2019 3:10:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza told : “I think we could have avoided them, they were set pieces and usually it’s about communication and concentration and on those occasions I don’t know what really transpired,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, February 15, 2019 3:24:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "We have a challenge. Of course, we are not scoring goals, but we have to keep working hard. It's a challenge, where it gives us something going forward. If it means looking for some top quality strikers, we need to do that before we kick off our local league at home," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, February 14, 2019 11:25:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “We have a challenge. Of course, we are not scoring goals, but we have to keep working hard. It’s a challenge, where it gives us something going forward. If it means looking for some top quality strikers, we need to do that before we kick off our local league at home,” External link

newsday Thursday, February 14, 2019 7:04:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “It’s a learning curve for us and now we have to make sure that we do our best in the last two games,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, February 13, 2019 9:07:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “It’s a learning curve for us and now we have to make sure that we do our best in the last two games,” External link

herald Wednesday, February 13, 2019 2:45:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “We will not go in search of goals only, we need to win. We know the problems that people are talking about us not scoring goals, but it’s not about the strikers only. We are looking at all the departments on the pitch, for example, if the goalkeeper is not conceding it means the defence is OK. If the defence is looking solid it means they are getting the cover they need from the midfielders; so when we go forward, we have to be creative starting from midfield going forward. We need to have that creativity, and I have been talking about that because if there is no creativity it is difficult to get goals. I just hope tomorrow (today) we will play our normal game and get a result,” External link

newsday Tuesday, February 12, 2019 6:22:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “It’s like a game of chess, every move you make must be calculated. You cannot afford to blink at this level, not even for a second,” External link

herald Tuesday, February 12, 2019 3:40:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “God permitting this team will become a continental force too. It’s a matter of time, the experience you get in the CAF Champions League is priceless,” External link

herald Tuesday, February 12, 2019 3:40:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “Mathematically, you might say that we are out of the running for the quarter-finals, but like I said, for us it is about experience,” External link

thestandard-zw Monday, February 11, 2019 4:58:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “For us, we now have a huge mountain to climb, but for me, it’s a good experience. We just have to keep working hard and see what happens in the next games. I can’t say we were very cautious (in the game against Horoya). We wanted to play an open game. You can’t say we were too defensive or too open. It’s unfortunate they caught us on the counter and we conceded that penalty, but we wanted to win the match. There was no way we were going to sit and defend,” External link

newsday Monday, February 4, 2019 6:41:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “It is unfortunate they caught us on a counter and we ended up conceding that penalty. But we wanted to win this match so there was no way we were going to sit back and defend,” External link

herald Monday, February 4, 2019 2:37:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “For me as a coach and the players it is a good experience. We just have to continue working hard and see what happens in our next matches,” External link

herald Monday, February 4, 2019 2:37:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said ( about Patrice Neveu ) : “I would like to congratulate my colleague (Patrice Neveu) for winning the match. We were not ourselves today. We conceded from a penalty which I think was too harsh on us, but it is part of the game. It’s now a big mountain for us to climb. We just have to push hard and see what happens,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, February 3, 2019 6:59:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza added : “We wanted to win the game. There is no way we were going to sit and defend. Mathematically we might be out, but for us it is about the experience and we will keep on working hard and see how it goes,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, February 3, 2019 6:59:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said ( about Esperance Tunis ) : “Defensively we are okay, but the moment we regain possession I think we are very slow in coming out of the blocks. We are like congested. Our movement of the ball after we regain possession was a bit slow (in Tunis). We are playing at home, we have to open the doors; we have to attack and attack. Seventy percent of the time we have to attack but we have to very cautious,” External link

newsday Saturday, February 2, 2019 6:19:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “We are in the same position with Horoya, but now we are playing at home. We need to push if we really want to enhance our chances of progressing in the competition. We need to win tomorrow (today). So far no complaints, the guys are okay and are raring to go. Games like these sometimes are not about physical appearance; it’s about mental strength. We have come a long way so it’s now up to the boys; we just have to push tomorrow,” External link

newsday Saturday, February 2, 2019 6:19:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "We just need to go there with a game plan. We will not go and open up the game. We know who we are playing against. We will go and close the shop and see what happens at the end of the game," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, January 18, 2019 5:01:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "We just need to go there with a game plan. We will not go and open up the game. We know who we are playing against. We will go and close the shop and see what happens at the end of the game," External link

onlinenigeria Friday, January 18, 2019 4:36:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “We just need to go there with a game plan. We will not go and open up the game. We know who we are playing against. We will go and close the shop and see what happens at the end of the game,” External link

newsday Friday, January 18, 2019 6:45:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “I will only applaud our supporters. They were brilliant today, but as for the fans, everybody has got a choice, you can’t force someone to come and support you. Our supporters were massive today and well done to them,” External link

newsday Monday, January 14, 2019 6:57:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “I think we put up a good game of football and everybody saw it, the guys really enjoyed themselves,” “We just need to keep working hard. On Tuesday we are leaving for Tunisia and as coach I think we got a positive result today. Of course, we wanted to win the game, but I can’t complain, I am more than happy with the draw although we would have wanted to win the game” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, January 13, 2019 3:22:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “We have five games to go in the group stages and this is our first time in the group stages so we just need to enjoy the ride,” External link

zimeye Sunday, January 13, 2019 7:55:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “We can’t force people to come and support us, those who will come in and cheer us on I say thank you in advance,” “To those who will be supporting the visiting team, I have no problem with them, that’s football, and it’s normal all over the world. The most important thing for us is to deliver a positive result for those supporting us” External link

zimeye Saturday, January 12, 2019 11:22:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “It’s a massive game for us as a club, for me as a coach and the players. We are playing at the highest level of African football. If you talk of European football, you are talking of the Champions League. So this is the apex of African football and we just need to enjoy the experience we are in now. I hope that come tomorrow (today) at 5pm; we will be talking of good news,” External link

newsday Saturday, January 12, 2019 7:39:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said ( about Lionel Messi ) : “I am not worried about individuals. The only player I could say I would be worried about is Lionel Messi and not anybody who is coming from this side. We don’t concentrate on individuals as a club; we concentrate on the whole team. Kuda won’t play alone. If we are going to think about Kuda alone then we are not coaches, let alone footballers,” External link

newsday Saturday, January 12, 2019 7:39:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "So far so good, I can't complain. I think the people here have received us very well. Every time we have been here the people here have been good to us. So I would like to say thank you to the people of Bulawayo for the warm welcome they gave to us," External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, January 12, 2019 4:36:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “So far so good, I can’t complain. I think the people here have received us very well. Every time we have been here the people here have been good to us. So I would like to say thank you to the people of Bulawayo for the warm welcome they gave to us” External link

zimeye Saturday, January 12, 2019 4:22:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “So far so good, we came here on Tuesday night and we managed to train on Wednesday morning, yesterday we had an afternoon session and today we had another session. So far it has been good for us, I cant complain. People here have received us so well, they have been so good to us and we want to say thank you to the people of Bulawayo for the warm welcome they gave to us,” External link

herald Saturday, January 12, 2019 3:25:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "So far so good, I can't complain. I think the people here have received us very well. Every time we have been here the people here have been good to us. So I would like to say thank you to the people of Bulawayo for the warm welcome they gave to us," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, January 11, 2019 11:22:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “So far so good, I can’t complain. I think the people here have received us very well. Every time we have been here the people here have been good to us. So I would like to say thank you to the people of Bulawayo for the warm welcome they gave to us,” External link

zbc Friday, January 11, 2019 5:11:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “It’s a good draw for us. We have been paired against our neighbours Pirates who themselves are former champions having won the cup in 1995. Esperance are the holders of this cup, so yes, it will be a good experience for us. We just have to work hard and see how far we can go,” External link

zimeye Saturday, December 29, 2018 11:50:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “I don’t think we would really want to choose who we will be paired against in the group stages, we have to accept whatever opponents that the draw gives us on Friday and see whatever happens” External link

zimeye Friday, December 28, 2018 6:06:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “At the moment the players are still on holiday but I know that the majority of the guys we have in the squad will still be with us,” External link

herald Friday, December 28, 2018 2:59:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “This is a massive achievement for me as a coach and to the FC Platinum family. Nobody gave us a chance, but I want to thank the almighty God because he makes everything possible,” External link

zimeye Sunday, December 23, 2018 3:44:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “I am just short of words, with God everything is possible,” External link

zimeye Sunday, December 23, 2018 1:12:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “I think we defended very well today, there was a time I thought the legs were gone but they kept on pushing,” External link

zimeye Sunday, December 23, 2018 1:12:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “What happened when we went to Congo and the result itself is a big motivation to the team. The boys are really motivated and they just want to finish off the job,” External link

zimeye Sunday, December 23, 2018 11:08:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “What happened when we went to Congo and the result itself is a big motivation to the team. The boys are really motivated and they just want to finish off the job,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, December 23, 2018 7:20:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “We saw one or two things which if we work on, we might get a result on Saturday . . . As coaches we do not want to talk much about what we will do, we know what we want to achieve on Saturday and I will keep it to myself and the team,” External link

herald Friday, December 21, 2018 2:52:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said ( about Rahman Kutsanzira ) : “Kevin and Rahman were not in the squad because they were carrying some knocks, as for Kevin he might need some few more days but as for Rahman we have to make a decision to put him in the squad or not,” External link

herald Friday, December 21, 2018 2:52:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “This is a massive result for us. We came here looking for a result, and we got it. This is what we wanted going back to Zimbabwe, and we are going to finish them off at home,” External link

zimeye Monday, December 17, 2018 7:42:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "It was all down to hard work, it was not easy but am glad we achieved it in the end," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, December 8, 2018 6:27:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “It was all down to hard work, it was not easy but am glad we achieved it in the end,” External link

zbc Saturday, December 8, 2018 1:32:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “How many guys do we have playing for the national team now? None. Under 23s? None. These guys need experience and I also need that experience,” External link

herald Friday, December 7, 2018 3:21:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “Credit to the boys; they worked so hard and everyone saw the condition of the pitch. It wasn’t easy but I think the first half, we really pushed,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, December 6, 2018 6:22:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “Everybody knows that we managed to get a positive result in the first leg and it’s very important there are no two ways about it, we need to wrap up the game here,” “The advantage will be with us because if the game finishes 0-0, we are through but it will be better for us to get the goals. Let’s get those early goals and manage the game” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, December 5, 2018 3:30:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “It will be good for us to reach maybe the group stages, if we reach the group stages then we can say guys this is where we are and let us push and see how far we can go but the most important thing is for us to get to the group stages,” External link

herald Monday, December 4, 2017 3:00:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “It is now important for the FC Platinum family, executive, coaches and the players to remain united as we go to Chapungu,” External link

herald Saturday, November 25, 2017 4:28:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “It is in our hands but we have to win our last game against Chapungu and we will be champions. We have been doing very well in our previous away matches and I think we have what it takes to win away to Chapungu,” External link

herald Thursday, November 23, 2017 5:02:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said ( about Petros Mhari ) : “I am happy for him he has done well but let us not forget what Petros has done for the club. I am hearing a lot about Wallace but let us not distract him and give him a chance to develop into becoming a better player. It is not about the individual but we work as team,” External link

herald Tuesday, November 7, 2017 2:55:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “We still believe we can do it and we need to continue working very hard. Everybody knows what is at stake and I hope we can (pip) Ngezi Platinum Stars if we keep scoring. We can no longer afford to drop points anymore,” External link

herald Monday, November 6, 2017 2:28:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “We have three games to go and it’s like a four-horse race now. It’s tricky but for us the most important thing is to concentrate on our games. We must not get worried with what is happening elsewhere,” External link

herald Monday, November 6, 2017 2:28:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “I think it was a good game of football. First half we had control of everything and had some good opportunities to get that goal but it didn’t happen,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, October 28, 2017 9:55:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "We had good opportunities in the first half. I always say it to my good friends that in life we all wish to be successful. But there are certain times when you can't. But if you can't, you cannot force matters," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, October 28, 2017 9:44:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “It is not going to be any easy game for us. We are on top of the log and Harare City are not yet clear from relegation. I think it is going to be an interesting game,” “There is need for co-ordination in our team from all the departments — defence, midfield and strikers — and we need to operate as a group. We have not dropped many points against teams from Harare” External link

herald Friday, October 27, 2017 4:10:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "The result was the same as it was like last season when Highlanders scored first and we had to come back to win the match 2-1. Obviously Highlanders' morale was high coming into this game following their 4-0 win against Chicken Inn. We came here for a positive result and we're still in the championship mix. What was important was for us to win this encounter and ensure that we're not far from Dynamos," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, October 16, 2017 9:30:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "We wanted to play a 3-5-2 formation, but we changed our strategy after realising that they were employing a 4-3-3 formation. I was not surprised when we got the winner from a long range position as I encouraged my players to make attempts from outside the box and test the keeper (Mandeya)" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, October 16, 2017 9:30:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “Chicken Inn are coming here at the back of a three-game winning streak and it’s not going to be an easy match for us,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, August 5, 2017 11:49:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "With what happened today, it really shows the good work we are putting in football. Having three players among the best 11 to me, as a coach, is a massive achievement," External link

allafrica Wednesday, November 30, 2016 2:57:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “With what happened today, it really shows the good work we are putting in football. Having three players among the best 11 to me, as a coach, is a massive achievement,” External link

herald Wednesday, November 30, 2016 2:32:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said ( about Caps United ) : “Going into the last match of the season, the pressure was not on us but, Caps United. It was theirs to lose and not us,” “Of course we wanted to finish on top but, that could not happen. We are not bitter about it but ,we will try again next season. As a club we are improving each season and next season could be our year who knows? We just have to build on what we worked on this season” External link

newzimbabwe Tuesday, November 29, 2016 1:31:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "Two years ago we came fourth, last year we were third and this year we came second meaning next year we can come first. This is part of football, there is pain and joy, unfortunately we could not land the title but it was a good season for us. We did well," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, November 27, 2016 1:34:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “We were never in the game, they appeared tired. They converted their chances. We now need to focus on the league and win our remaining two matches and see where we can finish the season at,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, November 7, 2016 12:38:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “The good news is that there is nothing serious. They will need about two weeks to recover,” External link

herald Tuesday, October 25, 2016 4:52:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "There are more games to come and we really need to focus," External link

allafrica Tuesday, September 27, 2016 12:20:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "There are more games to come and we really need to focus," External link

allafrica Tuesday, September 27, 2016 11:51:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said ( about Caps United ) : “I’m happy the boys worked so hard and I give them credit for the character they have shown. After the Border Strikers game I told my players that if you really want to achieve something at the end of the season we have to fight and I think they did just that,” “They showed character, came out fighting and I think we deserved the victory more than anything else. We however, don’t want to concentrate much on ... CAPS United, otherwise we will lose focus. The most important thing is for us to stay focused on our game” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, September 27, 2016 11:46:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "Border Strikers are fighting relegation and they came all out attacking us, a point for them matters the most," External link

allafrica Thursday, September 22, 2016 12:42:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "Border Strikers are fighting relegation and they came all out attacking us, a point for them matters the most," External link

allafrica Thursday, September 22, 2016 12:22:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “We do not want to talk about a double, especially in the early stages of the tournament. We will talk about that maybe when we are in the final,” External link

thestandard-zw Monday, September 19, 2016 1:18:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “I thought we had wrapped up the game and conceding in the last two minutes is disappointing but I’m happy with the point,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, August 30, 2016 1:48:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “We created a few more chances in the second half, I’m just happy for the three points. Our focus is now on the game against Chicken Inn and the preparations start now,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, August 22, 2016 3:10:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "It was a good game of football. The guys played good football in the first half. We created some few chances but I am happy for the three points," External link

allafrica Monday, August 22, 2016 12:34:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "But I think we should not blame the strikers alone," "I think we should start having defenders dominating the player of the month's awards because it means they are playing very well and not just seeing strikers winning those awards" External link

allafrica Tuesday, August 9, 2016 1:13:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "It was a very difficult game for us. We had to make a double substitution in the second half and that helped us move forward. Luck was on our side, we got a goal at the end of the game. Sometimes you need the luck. I was going to be satisfied with a draw. There is a lot of pressure being at the top, but the most important thing is to get the results," External link

allafrica Sunday, July 31, 2016 5:04:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “It was a very difficult game for us. We had to make a double substitution in the second half and that helped us move forward. Luck was on our side, we got a goal at the end of the game. Sometimes you need the luck. I was going to be satisfied with a draw. There is a lot of pressure being at the top, but the most important thing is to get the results,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, July 31, 2016 10:17:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "I am not concerned about being at the top, but how we are going to play our upcoming matches. The most important thing is to keep picking up maximum points," External link

allafrica Monday, July 25, 2016 12:44:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “I’m not much concerned about being on top of the league log. We are not looking at championship. All we want is to collect the highest possible points and see what is in store for us. We will take each game as it comes” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, July 24, 2016 2:35:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “I am not concerned about being at the top, but how we are going to play our upcoming matches. The most important thing is to keep picking up maximum points,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, July 24, 2016 8:56:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "It is not about being on top of the log. The most important thing is to get a positive result. Chicken Inn have been doing very well of late so it is going to be a difficult game," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, July 21, 2016 8:54:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "All the matches are important and as a club our objective is to collect as many points as possible. Looking at the Chicken Inn game, I think it will be a massive game because they also want to build on their win," "What is important for us is to come to Bulawayo and get at least a point. If you talk of pressure, yes we're feeling positive pressure because of the fine form we're enjoying. When you're winning, the players' confidence level rises. However, we mustn't be over confident, we just have to keep our feet on the ground," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, July 6, 2016 9:19:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza told : “It’s normal in a game of football. There is no way you can go for the whole season undefeated. We are not surprised though about the defeat. We knew it was something that was going to happen,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, June 14, 2016 5:07:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “This game doesn’t exist anymore, there is no pain. You can’t choose when you are going to lose. We have to recover and remember that the most consistent team normally wins the title,” “We need to keep on working hard. I’m very proud of my players and how they are performing” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, June 14, 2016 5:07:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "They will be a force to reckon with this season, teams have to watch out for them and keep an eye on them," External link

allafrica Tuesday, June 14, 2016 12:03:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "We played a very good side which is very organised. They are organised defensively. We managed to get good opportunities but it's now all water under the bridge," "It was a good game of football. We had our chances, good chances in the first half. We conceded from set pieces" External link

allafrica Tuesday, June 14, 2016 12:03:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “We did not play bad though, only that we allowed them to convert their chances which were mistakes on our part. There was poor communication for both goals, but that’s football,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, June 12, 2016 2:18:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "It was a game of two halves. We did well in the first half but How Mine were all over us in the second, the truth must be told. We are still on the right road. We agreed with the boys that if we fail to pick maximum points, we would rather get one and this point is really massive to us," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, May 27, 2016 8:57:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "We will not under-estimate them and we are taking the game very seriously. We want a positive result. The pressure is always on us," External link

allafrica Saturday, May 21, 2016 7:56:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “We will not under-estimate them and we are taking the game very seriously. We want a positive result. The pressure is always on us,” External link

herald Saturday, May 21, 2016 6:50:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “I have played football before and it is very difficult to overturn that result 5-1 is too much,” External link

zimeye Monday, March 16, 2015 8:53:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “I want to be really honest. It was a disaster to us and maybe it’s time we probably focus on our league campaign. We are, however, mathematically still in the tournament,” External link

herald Monday, March 16, 2015 1:07:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza told : “There is one thing about me; personally I don’t believe in pressure,” External link

in2eastafrica Sunday, March 15, 2015 11:20:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza told : “There is one thing about me; personally I don’t believe in pressure,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, March 13, 2015 12:36:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza added : “They are a good side and we have respect for them. They would obviously want to win,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, March 13, 2015 12:36:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "Of course, we won that match but I tell you it was not an easy game," "Sofapaka are a very good side and I am sure if they had converted the chances that we gave them in that match the story could have been different. We should be speaking of a different story now" External link

allafrica Thursday, February 26, 2015 10:29:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "My experience at West Ham was good and I made it. I felt in me that I was ready to play but there was some politics regarding obtaining a work permit," "At the moment I do not think we have anyone in our local league who can play in the English Premiership. I think our players have wrong attitude. The desire to learn and hunger to succeed is no longer there. They are just looking for money. We know people need money to survive but look at career opportunities first before you consider money. Maybe those already playing abroad can make it in England," External link

allafrica Sunday, February 22, 2015 9:58:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “My experience at West Ham was good and I made it. I felt in me that I was ready to play but there was some politics regarding obtaining a work permit,” “At the moment I do not think we have anyone in our local league who can play in the English Premiership. I think our players have wrong attitude. The desire to learn and hunger to succeed is no longer there. They are just looking for money. We know people need money to survive but look at career opportunities first before you consider money. Maybe those already playing abroad can make it in England,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, February 22, 2015 6:17:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “In terms of results I am happy, but in terms of play I am not happy at all. The payers are still sluggish, their reaction was very slow,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, February 16, 2015 1:39:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “They came at us in the opening 15 minutes and we were tactically disciplined and it was against the run of play that we found our goal,” External link

herald Monday, February 16, 2015 1:38:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "I watched them play in a Cup game during the week, which they lost. But I must say they are a good team, after all, and have bigger players," External link

allafrica Saturday, February 14, 2015 2:10:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza told : “We should not take them lightly and at the same time we should not worry about how they are doing their things,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, February 11, 2015 11:47:00 AM EAT



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Peter Stewart said ( about Norman Mapeza ) : “Norman Mapeza is a very good player,” “He impressed everyone during his trials but we cannot sign him because we have to apply for his work permit which our Home Office cannot grant us because we already have five foreign players in the team” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, July 22, 2020 5:21:00 PM EAT

Gibson Mahachi told ( about Norman Mapeza ) : “Mapeza and Mpengesi were in the good books, and they remain so,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 7, 2020 6:17:00 PM EAT

Gibson Mahachi told ( about Norman Mapeza ) : “The decision by Mapeza to quit his role at Chippa United was well calculated and thought out,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 7, 2020 6:17:00 PM EAT

Robson Sharuko said ( about Norman Mapeza ) : “I have spoken to Mapeza, he says it was his decision he needed a rest, won’t take a job until the end of the year, no bad blood between him and FC Platinum, and will only consider offers in January,” External link

zimeye Monday, September 16, 2019 1:50:00 AM EAT

Robson Sharuko said ( about Norman Mapeza ) : “I have spoken to Mapeza, he says it was his decision he needed a rest, won’t take a job until the end of the year, no bad blood between him and FC Platinum, and will only consider offers in January,” External link

zimeye Sunday, September 15, 2019 1:05:00 PM EAT

Gibson Mahachi said ( about Norman Mapeza ) : "He is not entertaining any inquires at the moment. He left (FC Platinum) purely to take a rest. People always speculate when a coach like Norman becomes available and any club looking for a coach will inquire. But at the moment there is nothing like that and they (Manica Diamonds) have not approached us. Remember he is a principled and honest guy, so people should believe what he is saying," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, September 14, 2019 4:05:00 PM EAT

Gibson Mahachi said ( about Norman Mapeza ) : “He is not entertaining any inquires at the moment. He left (FC Platinum) purely to take a rest. People always speculate when a coach like Norman becomes available and any club looking for a coach will inquire. But at the moment there is nothing like that and they (Manica Diamonds) have not approached us. Remember he is a principled and honest guy, so people should believe what he is saying,” External link

newsday Saturday, September 14, 2019 12:00:00 PM EAT

Gibson Mahachi said ( about Norman Mapeza ) : “Fans are already going crazy about him. This is the same club which Norman Mapeza once played for after featuring for Galatasaray,” External link

herald Saturday, July 13, 2019 7:17:00 AM EAT

Callisto Pasuwa said ( about Norman Mapeza ) : "I was surprised he (Mapeza) proceeded with the players to Zvishavane after arriving at the airport. He told me the match was not on the Fifa calendar," External link

allafrica Wednesday, March 18, 2015 11:46:00 AM EAT

Jonathan Mashingaidze said ( about Norman Mapeza ) : "Mapeza has always been a good coach who commands respect of players, fans and the corporate world. There is nothing that can stop us from engaging him as long as he is willing to bring back smiles to football fans in Zimbabwe," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, February 15, 2015 12:11:00 PM EAT

Jonathan Mashingaidze said ( about Norman Mapeza ) : “Mapeza has always been a good coach who commands respect of players, fans and the corporate world. There is nothing that can stop us from engaging him as long as he is willing to bring back smiles to football fans in Zimbabwe,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, February 15, 2015 6:20:00 AM EAT

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Norman Mapeza said : “It will be a good option for him,” External link

newsday Saturday, July 25, 2020 3:47:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza told : “In the end, they said they couldn’t get a work permit for me, even though they said they had tried their best to get one,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, July 22, 2020 5:21:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza noted : “He has left a legacy of loyalty. He has only been with two clubs in his playing career and you can only get that in well-paying countries or Europe,” External link

zbc Monday, June 29, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza told ( about Lloyd Chitembwe ) : "Grabowski did a lot for so many players for instance…Chitembwe and…Dinha both at one point of their careers played in Poland and a whole lot of other players so I really want to thank him because he gave us an opportunity," External link

onlinenigeria Monday, April 20, 2020 1:55:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza recalled : "At that time it was a great experience (playing against Romario and crew); Brazil had just won the World Cup and playing against him and more other stars in that Barcelona side was more than a dream come true," External link

onlinenigeria Monday, April 20, 2020 1:55:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said ( about Caps United ) : "We also played against a strong Manchester United side in our group so it was not a stroll in the park we really needed to be at our level best," External link

onlinenigeria Monday, April 20, 2020 1:55:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said ( about Reinhard Fabisch ) : "During our days with Fabisch, it wasn't easy to make it into the team; we only had 16 players in that squad," "Of course we never achieved anything in terms of qualifying (for major tournaments) but in terms of the level of play, we had one of the best national squad and it was disheartening losing 3-1 to Cameron in that (1994) World Cup final qualifier; that's how we were close from reaching the World Cup" External link

onlinenigeria Monday, April 20, 2020 1:55:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza told ( about Lloyd Chitembwe ) : "Grabowski did a lot for so many players for instance…Chitembwe and…Dinha both at one point of their careers played in Poland and a whole lot of other players so I really want to thank him because he gave us an opportunity," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, April 20, 2020 11:57:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza recalled : "At that time it was a great experience (playing against Romario and crew); Brazil had just won the World Cup and playing against him and more other stars in that Barcelona side was more than a dream come true," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, April 20, 2020 11:57:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said ( about Caps United ) : "We also played against a strong Manchester United side in our group so it was not a stroll in the park we really needed to be at our level best," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, April 20, 2020 11:57:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said ( about Reinhard Fabisch ) : "During our days with Fabisch, it wasn't easy to make it into the team; we only had 16 players in that squad," "Of course we never achieved anything in terms of qualifying (for major tournaments) but in terms of the level of play, we had one of the best national squad and it was disheartening losing 3-1 to Cameron in that (1994) World Cup final qualifier; that's how we were close from reaching the World Cup" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, April 20, 2020 11:57:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “It’s a good start for me and I’m very pleased with that. I would want to thank the local community for the warm welcome. The boys were also awesome they showed so much confidence,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, February 7, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “We had some half chances in the first half and second half we didn’t defend well and that is where we lost it,” External link

zimeye Saturday, January 25, 2020 9:47:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “I am happy with the boys’ performance. Look I always say it’s not easy getting results the teams is closer to us on the table so we are almost fighting the same battle so it was a tough match but um glad we managed a point, well done to the guys,” External link

zbc Tuesday, January 14, 2020 5:12:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “It was a good game of football. It was a game of moments. They had their moments and we had ours,” External link

citizen Monday, January 13, 2020 4:48:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “Of course, I cannot tell where he would have ended up had he not quit football, but I maintain he was not bad,” External link

zimeye Saturday, January 11, 2020 9:52:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “Of course, I cannot tell where he would have ended up had he not quit football, but I maintain he was not bad,” External link

herald Saturday, January 11, 2020 2:37:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza told : “When he [Tembo] played in Zim­babwe, I wasn’t around. I was in Europe. But we used to meet in the na­tional team,” External link

herald Saturday, December 21, 2019 8:50:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “I think we are a work in progress. There are areas that need to be worked on, like I do not know why the boys keep on passing the ball backwards and sideways when there is an opportunity to be direct and play passes that penetrate the opposition’s defense. We really need to work on that,” External link

zbc Wednesday, October 23, 2019 5:43:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza told : “The club is in a difficult position, so the best plan is to make sure we survive relegation. That is the main priority‚” External link

newsday Saturday, October 12, 2019 6:34:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “Look at the moment where the club is positioned. What do you expect from me? If they (Chippa chairman Mpengesi) had told me that they want to win the league at the end of the season, I would say ‘look‚ it can never happen’‚” External link

newsday Saturday, October 12, 2019 6:34:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “For me, the Chippa job is a challenge that I wanted to experience‚” External link

newsday Saturday, October 12, 2019 6:34:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “I will give you an example. If (Mamelodi Sundowns coach) Pitso Mosimane goes today and gets an offer to go and coach Aston Villa‚ I don’t think he will say no because it is a new challenge for him and that is what he wishes for as a coach. As coaches our wish is to grow,” External link

newsday Saturday, October 12, 2019 6:34:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza told : “The two years‚ the three years‚ the five-year contracts and all that‚ you know‚ those things are just a number‚” External link

zimeye Thursday, October 10, 2019 4:50:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza told : “Look‚ in this industry as coaches it’s either you resign or you get sacked. At the end of the day football is about the results‚” External link

citizen Wednesday, October 9, 2019 7:43:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “It was about a result today because we were missing about 10 of our regular players. Some are injured and about two guys are on suspension and another one who is with the Young Warriors squad so credit to those who played, they worked so hard,” “We have some challenges if I have to be honest with you and my main worry now is how we are going to move forward. We are struggling, but we have to soldier on. To come here away from home and managed to come out with a result with this kind of squad is something that is quite pleasing. We will have to continue working hard and see how the season progresses” External link

newsday Monday, September 9, 2019 11:39:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “If those guys (injured) don’t recover in time, that means these same guys who played today are going to play in the Champions League so you understand what I’m talking about,” External link

newsday Monday, September 9, 2019 11:39:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “We don’t have depth at all, if you guys can’t see that, then well I don’t know. We have to work and see how the season progresses,” External link

zimeye Monday, September 9, 2019 7:35:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “We have lost players and it’s not going to be easy. We have been trying to work on combinations, but we are struggling in terms of consistency. This week (Kelvin) Madzongwe is playing as a centre-back, next week he is playing as a midfielder. We have lost the core of the team and it is difficult building another during the middle of the season,” External link

newsday Tuesday, August 27, 2019 6:54:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said ( about Devon Chafa ) : “This is not tennis. It’s a game of football. It’s a collective effort. The boys upped their game when we were a man down. We had to gamble and take out Devon and introduce a striker,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, August 25, 2019 2:06:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “From our last performance in Malawi, the guys did very well. We just have to work on our finishing and creating chances. At the end of the day, football is all about results. If we don’t get the goals, it will count. for nothing. We still have the same desire and same attitude to go out there and get a result tomorrow (today),” External link

newsday Saturday, August 24, 2019 6:56:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “The win is good for us considering that we are just coming from a difficult match in Malawi,” External link

zimeye Thursday, August 15, 2019 4:22:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “I am happy because we managed to collect three points,” “The win is good for us considering that we are just coming from a difficult match in Malawi. We kept our shape and in the second half created so many chances. I am happy with such improvements in the team. This win is important as far as building morale in the team” External link

newsday Thursday, August 15, 2019 3:25:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "After hearing the news that three of our guys are not registered and were not going to take part in this match, what do you expect? It's a fantastic result, but of course we would have wanted to win the match but I'm happy with a draw. The guys worked so hard and will need to continue working hard and see what happens in two weeks' time. We will need to work hard and try to get a result at Barbourfields," External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, August 11, 2019 1:34:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "After hearing the news that three of our guys are not registered and were not going to take part in this match, what do you expect? It's a fantastic result, but of course we would have wanted to win the match but I'm happy with a draw. The guys worked so hard and will need to continue working hard and see what happens in two weeks' time. We will need to work hard and try to get a result at Barbourfields," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, August 10, 2019 9:33:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “It’s (chaotic travel arrangements) something that is beyond our control,” External link

zimeye Saturday, August 10, 2019 4:45:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “We need to have (good) players. In August the Champions League starts and if we are going to start in this situation, I can foresee disaster,” External link

newsday Tuesday, July 16, 2019 3:12:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “It is always difficult. We are in mid-season now and if you look at the majority of the players they all have contracts which run to the end of December. We will keep looking around and if we find some players who are free and want to join us then we will have to make some deals,” External link

newsday Tuesday, July 16, 2019 3:12:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "The guys worked very hard. It is about character and fighting for each other. I am happy the boys are pushing and we are still on top. Last week we had just 13 players available and today we had three youngsters from the under-19s. It is not easy at all," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, July 15, 2019 10:01:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “The guys worked very hard. It is about character and fighting for each other. I am happy the boys are pushing and we are still on top. Last week we had just 13 players available and today we had three youngsters from the under-19s. It is not easy at all,” External link

newsday Monday, July 15, 2019 8:56:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “It’s indeed a massive result for us, the boys played well. There was coherence between the midfield and defence. Lameck Nhamo worked very hard and I really want to applaud everyone for a brave show today,” External link

zimeye Sunday, July 7, 2019 7:59:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “We expect to bounce back to winning ways following last week’s disappointment. We are aware of the challenges we are going to face but we are ready for the challenge,” External link

zbc Thursday, June 6, 2019 6:25:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “In football, anything can happen. I believe that they will rise up again. I have the confidence that they are on the right track, this is how football goes, one day you are down and next day you are up,” External link

zimeye Friday, May 31, 2019 6:09:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “Not taking anything away from what happened last season, this season it is a little bit competitive,” External link

herald Saturday, May 25, 2019 5:11:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “But morale in our camp is very high after the game against ZPC Kariba last week, so we just have to go there and try to get a positive result,” External link

herald Saturday, May 25, 2019 5:11:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “We have talked to the boys after the game against TelOne and everybody knows what is at stake,” External link

herald Saturday, May 18, 2019 3:05:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “It’s not going to be easy game for us. We have always struggled against ZPC Kariba, especially at home. They will be high in confidence since they are coming from a big victory against Ngezi Platinum, but we have to win this one to cover the gap between us and those teams that are ahead of us,” External link

newsday Friday, May 17, 2019 7:27:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “We also need to be very creative. If you look at our game against TelOne, we were not that effective … and we lost. But I hope we will implement what we worked on in training,” External link

newsday Friday, May 17, 2019 7:27:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "I commend TelOne, who came in the game with a strategy which worked for them. They wanted us to play the ball and hit us with counter-attacks. They did that and ended up getting the much-needed goal," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, May 13, 2019 11:57:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “I commend TelOne, who came in the game with a strategy which worked for them. They wanted us to play the ball and hit us with counter-attacks. They did that and ended up getting the much-needed goal,” External link

newsday Monday, May 13, 2019 7:56:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “We are playing a good side which had a decent start to the season but we are going there seeking maximum points,” External link

zbc Friday, May 10, 2019 8:49:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza told : “You know as a team we are motivated by wanting to achieve goals and do better than the previous day which is good for the players. They are now playing to be recognised, some are playing so that they get into the Warriors team for Egypt while some like Madhananga who is not here, is trying luck at Bidvest Wits, which is good for them,” External link

citizen Friday, May 3, 2019 4:41:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “Our target of collecting maximum points remains in every game we play,” “It’s a huge game for us. Chicken Inn had a good start in their first games, but of course they lost to Ngezi Platinum last weekend. But overall they have been playing good football. This means we have to be at our best… (to) collect maximum points. They (Chicken Inn) have shown their intentions of winning the league championship, hence we have to be strong both mentally and physically,” External link

newsday Saturday, April 27, 2019 1:19:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said ( about Rahman Kutsanzira ) : “The good thing is that Rahman is back in action, but we had hoped to have those other guys (Madzongwe, Stima and Magalane) back in action before the Chicken Inn game,” “They are out of the clash, but our target of collecting maximum points remains in every game we play” External link

newsday Friday, April 26, 2019 7:36:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “We are geared up for the huge game but we are not reading much into Chicken Inn’s last league performance as well as statistics,” External link

zbc Thursday, April 25, 2019 8:58:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “I think it was a good game of football. We had our moments when we were the better team and they had theirs,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, April 17, 2019 1:25:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “Like I said earlier, we struggled against Triangle, but it could have been a draw or we could have lost the game because in the last minutes, they [Triangle] were piling pressure on us,” “We also had chances, but at the end of the day we have to be grateful for this result. I am happy with the boys, but we have to keep working hard and clearly there are a number of areas that need to be improved” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, April 7, 2019 9:07:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “Everyone is aware that we have drawn the last two matches we played against them (Triangle) here in Zvishavane. We have struggled against them except when we beat them in the Challenge Cup, but that is all in the past,” External link

newsday Saturday, April 6, 2019 7:15:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “I think it was a massive win. We always struggle when we come to Harare to face City. I think the last time we came and won was in 2014. Well done to the boys for the win,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, March 30, 2019 4:06:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “It’s a massive three points for us. We always struggle every time we come to Harare to play against Harare City, so well done to the boys,” External link

newsday Saturday, March 30, 2019 7:47:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “Like I always say, we play to win our games so I know the best team of the day will win the match,” External link

newsday Friday, March 29, 2019 8:15:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “When we started to prepare for these games (Caf Champions League), our focus was on those particular games. In two weeks’ time, we are starting our league games and we are done with preparations for the league. There is nothing we are going to do (more than this) to prepare for the league games, because we have been preparing for them in this tournament. We are already prepared for the league and just waiting for it to kick off,” External link

newsday Monday, March 18, 2019 1:49:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “When we got into the champions league, the objective of the club and myself was not to compete with anyone. We had set our objectives which were to do well,” “We are not worried about the statistics because that was not our goal. Ours was to learn and after the game, I was telling the players that this is how football is played in Africa” External link

zimeye Monday, March 18, 2019 3:51:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “It was learning process and I was talking to the boys that this is how football is in Africa, it is a massive learning curve for us,” External link

herald Monday, March 18, 2019 3:40:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “We just have to finish our games on a good note and we continue where we left against Orlando Pirates. Everything is fine, except those guys who are suspended and definitely Perfect (Chikwende) is not going to be involved tomorrow. He got a groin problem in Johannesburg and definitely tomorrow he will be out,” External link

newsday Saturday, March 16, 2019 1:35:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza added : “The attitude is the same. I will never change anything in football, whether it is a friendly or whatever it is. We play our games to win. There is no time to say we are out; not with me. It’s the mentality, the same attitude, same approach and the same desire we had when we started this Caf Champions League. We will push to win the game,” External link

newsday Saturday, March 16, 2019 1:35:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “The mentality is the same, every time we prepare for a game we prepare to win. We want to end on a high and win the game,” External link

zimeye Saturday, March 16, 2019 11:21:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “Everyone is raring to go. Morale in camp is high despite the fact that we will miss Perfect Chikwende, who is out due to a groin injury picked up in last week’s game against Orlando Pirates in Johannesburg,” External link

zimeye Saturday, March 16, 2019 11:21:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “In football, we play to win, but it was unfortunate we have not won. I am not under pressure. This club is here because of team effort and that needs to be applauded,” “After our false start, losing two matches in a row, I sat down with the club and they said we have done so well. This club was just promoted into the Premiership seven years ago, so for us it was a massive achievement to have reached this stage of the competition” External link

newsday Tuesday, March 12, 2019 8:02:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said ( about Esperance Tunis ) : “After today’s game, we are left with one game against Esperance, then we start preparing for the local assignments, but working hard is going to be our secret weapon,” “We still have to work hard and if we can be able to reach the group stages again, it will be good. We have learnt a lot from the tournament, so now are well equipped for the next edition, which we have already qualified for. So in the next edition we shall be targeting the quarter-finals, but reaching this level is massive for the team considering that we are one of the youngest clubs back home” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, March 10, 2019 2:45:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “We cannot take away the fact that we are already out but this performances is an indication that there are brighter days ahead of us,” External link

newsday Saturday, March 9, 2019 1:53:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "Our preparations have gone so well and now, we are polishing up and the morale is high in the camp, we just hope to perform better than the last games," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, March 8, 2019 5:29:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "A lot has been said, but we have to remain focused on our game. We played to a draw in the reverse fixture back home and I hope we can up our game when we play them at their home ground," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, March 8, 2019 5:29:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “Our preparations have gone so well and now, we are polishing up and the morale is high in the camp, we just hope to perform better than the last games,” External link

newsday Friday, March 8, 2019 7:45:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “A lot has been said, but we have to remain focused on our game. We played to a draw in the reverse fixture back home and I hope we can up our game when we play them at their home ground,” External link

newsday Friday, March 8, 2019 7:45:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza told : "People might talk yes, but for us, the campaign has been a huge experience, for us as coaches and also the players," External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, February 19, 2019 8:31:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza told : "People might talk yes, but for us, the campaign has been a huge experience, for us as coaches and also the players," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, February 19, 2019 3:10:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza told : “I think we could have avoided them, they were set pieces and usually it’s about communication and concentration and on those occasions I don’t know what really transpired,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, February 15, 2019 3:24:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "We have a challenge. Of course, we are not scoring goals, but we have to keep working hard. It's a challenge, where it gives us something going forward. If it means looking for some top quality strikers, we need to do that before we kick off our local league at home," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, February 14, 2019 11:25:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “We have a challenge. Of course, we are not scoring goals, but we have to keep working hard. It’s a challenge, where it gives us something going forward. If it means looking for some top quality strikers, we need to do that before we kick off our local league at home,” External link

newsday Thursday, February 14, 2019 7:04:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “It’s a learning curve for us and now we have to make sure that we do our best in the last two games,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, February 13, 2019 9:07:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “It’s a learning curve for us and now we have to make sure that we do our best in the last two games,” External link

herald Wednesday, February 13, 2019 2:45:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “We will not go in search of goals only, we need to win. We know the problems that people are talking about us not scoring goals, but it’s not about the strikers only. We are looking at all the departments on the pitch, for example, if the goalkeeper is not conceding it means the defence is OK. If the defence is looking solid it means they are getting the cover they need from the midfielders; so when we go forward, we have to be creative starting from midfield going forward. We need to have that creativity, and I have been talking about that because if there is no creativity it is difficult to get goals. I just hope tomorrow (today) we will play our normal game and get a result,” External link

newsday Tuesday, February 12, 2019 6:22:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “It’s like a game of chess, every move you make must be calculated. You cannot afford to blink at this level, not even for a second,” External link

herald Tuesday, February 12, 2019 3:40:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “God permitting this team will become a continental force too. It’s a matter of time, the experience you get in the CAF Champions League is priceless,” External link

herald Tuesday, February 12, 2019 3:40:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “Mathematically, you might say that we are out of the running for the quarter-finals, but like I said, for us it is about experience,” External link

thestandard-zw Monday, February 11, 2019 4:58:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “For us, we now have a huge mountain to climb, but for me, it’s a good experience. We just have to keep working hard and see what happens in the next games. I can’t say we were very cautious (in the game against Horoya). We wanted to play an open game. You can’t say we were too defensive or too open. It’s unfortunate they caught us on the counter and we conceded that penalty, but we wanted to win the match. There was no way we were going to sit and defend,” External link

newsday Monday, February 4, 2019 6:41:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “It is unfortunate they caught us on a counter and we ended up conceding that penalty. But we wanted to win this match so there was no way we were going to sit back and defend,” External link

herald Monday, February 4, 2019 2:37:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “For me as a coach and the players it is a good experience. We just have to continue working hard and see what happens in our next matches,” External link

herald Monday, February 4, 2019 2:37:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said ( about Patrice Neveu ) : “I would like to congratulate my colleague (Patrice Neveu) for winning the match. We were not ourselves today. We conceded from a penalty which I think was too harsh on us, but it is part of the game. It’s now a big mountain for us to climb. We just have to push hard and see what happens,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, February 3, 2019 6:59:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza added : “We wanted to win the game. There is no way we were going to sit and defend. Mathematically we might be out, but for us it is about the experience and we will keep on working hard and see how it goes,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, February 3, 2019 6:59:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said ( about Esperance Tunis ) : “Defensively we are okay, but the moment we regain possession I think we are very slow in coming out of the blocks. We are like congested. Our movement of the ball after we regain possession was a bit slow (in Tunis). We are playing at home, we have to open the doors; we have to attack and attack. Seventy percent of the time we have to attack but we have to very cautious,” External link

newsday Saturday, February 2, 2019 6:19:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “We are in the same position with Horoya, but now we are playing at home. We need to push if we really want to enhance our chances of progressing in the competition. We need to win tomorrow (today). So far no complaints, the guys are okay and are raring to go. Games like these sometimes are not about physical appearance; it’s about mental strength. We have come a long way so it’s now up to the boys; we just have to push tomorrow,” External link

newsday Saturday, February 2, 2019 6:19:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "We just need to go there with a game plan. We will not go and open up the game. We know who we are playing against. We will go and close the shop and see what happens at the end of the game," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, January 18, 2019 5:01:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "We just need to go there with a game plan. We will not go and open up the game. We know who we are playing against. We will go and close the shop and see what happens at the end of the game," External link

onlinenigeria Friday, January 18, 2019 4:36:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “We just need to go there with a game plan. We will not go and open up the game. We know who we are playing against. We will go and close the shop and see what happens at the end of the game,” External link

newsday Friday, January 18, 2019 6:45:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “I will only applaud our supporters. They were brilliant today, but as for the fans, everybody has got a choice, you can’t force someone to come and support you. Our supporters were massive today and well done to them,” External link

newsday Monday, January 14, 2019 6:57:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “I think we put up a good game of football and everybody saw it, the guys really enjoyed themselves,” “We just need to keep working hard. On Tuesday we are leaving for Tunisia and as coach I think we got a positive result today. Of course, we wanted to win the game, but I can’t complain, I am more than happy with the draw although we would have wanted to win the game” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, January 13, 2019 3:22:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “We have five games to go in the group stages and this is our first time in the group stages so we just need to enjoy the ride,” External link

zimeye Sunday, January 13, 2019 7:55:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “We can’t force people to come and support us, those who will come in and cheer us on I say thank you in advance,” “To those who will be supporting the visiting team, I have no problem with them, that’s football, and it’s normal all over the world. The most important thing for us is to deliver a positive result for those supporting us” External link

zimeye Saturday, January 12, 2019 11:22:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “It’s a massive game for us as a club, for me as a coach and the players. We are playing at the highest level of African football. If you talk of European football, you are talking of the Champions League. So this is the apex of African football and we just need to enjoy the experience we are in now. I hope that come tomorrow (today) at 5pm; we will be talking of good news,” External link

newsday Saturday, January 12, 2019 7:39:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said ( about Lionel Messi ) : “I am not worried about individuals. The only player I could say I would be worried about is Lionel Messi and not anybody who is coming from this side. We don’t concentrate on individuals as a club; we concentrate on the whole team. Kuda won’t play alone. If we are going to think about Kuda alone then we are not coaches, let alone footballers,” External link

newsday Saturday, January 12, 2019 7:39:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "So far so good, I can't complain. I think the people here have received us very well. Every time we have been here the people here have been good to us. So I would like to say thank you to the people of Bulawayo for the warm welcome they gave to us," External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, January 12, 2019 4:36:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “So far so good, I can’t complain. I think the people here have received us very well. Every time we have been here the people here have been good to us. So I would like to say thank you to the people of Bulawayo for the warm welcome they gave to us” External link

zimeye Saturday, January 12, 2019 4:22:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “So far so good, we came here on Tuesday night and we managed to train on Wednesday morning, yesterday we had an afternoon session and today we had another session. So far it has been good for us, I cant complain. People here have received us so well, they have been so good to us and we want to say thank you to the people of Bulawayo for the warm welcome they gave to us,” External link

herald Saturday, January 12, 2019 3:25:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "So far so good, I can't complain. I think the people here have received us very well. Every time we have been here the people here have been good to us. So I would like to say thank you to the people of Bulawayo for the warm welcome they gave to us," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, January 11, 2019 11:22:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “So far so good, I can’t complain. I think the people here have received us very well. Every time we have been here the people here have been good to us. So I would like to say thank you to the people of Bulawayo for the warm welcome they gave to us,” External link

zbc Friday, January 11, 2019 5:11:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “It’s a good draw for us. We have been paired against our neighbours Pirates who themselves are former champions having won the cup in 1995. Esperance are the holders of this cup, so yes, it will be a good experience for us. We just have to work hard and see how far we can go,” External link

zimeye Saturday, December 29, 2018 11:50:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “I don’t think we would really want to choose who we will be paired against in the group stages, we have to accept whatever opponents that the draw gives us on Friday and see whatever happens” External link

zimeye Friday, December 28, 2018 6:06:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “At the moment the players are still on holiday but I know that the majority of the guys we have in the squad will still be with us,” External link

herald Friday, December 28, 2018 2:59:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “This is a massive achievement for me as a coach and to the FC Platinum family. Nobody gave us a chance, but I want to thank the almighty God because he makes everything possible,” External link

zimeye Sunday, December 23, 2018 3:44:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “I am just short of words, with God everything is possible,” External link

zimeye Sunday, December 23, 2018 1:12:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “I think we defended very well today, there was a time I thought the legs were gone but they kept on pushing,” External link

zimeye Sunday, December 23, 2018 1:12:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “What happened when we went to Congo and the result itself is a big motivation to the team. The boys are really motivated and they just want to finish off the job,” External link

zimeye Sunday, December 23, 2018 11:08:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “What happened when we went to Congo and the result itself is a big motivation to the team. The boys are really motivated and they just want to finish off the job,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, December 23, 2018 7:20:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “We saw one or two things which if we work on, we might get a result on Saturday . . . As coaches we do not want to talk much about what we will do, we know what we want to achieve on Saturday and I will keep it to myself and the team,” External link

herald Friday, December 21, 2018 2:52:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said ( about Rahman Kutsanzira ) : “Kevin and Rahman were not in the squad because they were carrying some knocks, as for Kevin he might need some few more days but as for Rahman we have to make a decision to put him in the squad or not,” External link

herald Friday, December 21, 2018 2:52:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “This is a massive result for us. We came here looking for a result, and we got it. This is what we wanted going back to Zimbabwe, and we are going to finish them off at home,” External link

zimeye Monday, December 17, 2018 7:42:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "It was all down to hard work, it was not easy but am glad we achieved it in the end," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, December 8, 2018 6:27:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “It was all down to hard work, it was not easy but am glad we achieved it in the end,” External link

zbc Saturday, December 8, 2018 1:32:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “How many guys do we have playing for the national team now? None. Under 23s? None. These guys need experience and I also need that experience,” External link

herald Friday, December 7, 2018 3:21:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “Credit to the boys; they worked so hard and everyone saw the condition of the pitch. It wasn’t easy but I think the first half, we really pushed,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, December 6, 2018 6:22:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “Everybody knows that we managed to get a positive result in the first leg and it’s very important there are no two ways about it, we need to wrap up the game here,” “The advantage will be with us because if the game finishes 0-0, we are through but it will be better for us to get the goals. Let’s get those early goals and manage the game” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, December 5, 2018 3:30:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “It will be good for us to reach maybe the group stages, if we reach the group stages then we can say guys this is where we are and let us push and see how far we can go but the most important thing is for us to get to the group stages,” External link

herald Monday, December 4, 2017 3:00:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “It is now important for the FC Platinum family, executive, coaches and the players to remain united as we go to Chapungu,” External link

herald Saturday, November 25, 2017 4:28:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “It is in our hands but we have to win our last game against Chapungu and we will be champions. We have been doing very well in our previous away matches and I think we have what it takes to win away to Chapungu,” External link

herald Thursday, November 23, 2017 5:02:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said ( about Petros Mhari ) : “I am happy for him he has done well but let us not forget what Petros has done for the club. I am hearing a lot about Wallace but let us not distract him and give him a chance to develop into becoming a better player. It is not about the individual but we work as team,” External link

herald Tuesday, November 7, 2017 2:55:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “We still believe we can do it and we need to continue working very hard. Everybody knows what is at stake and I hope we can (pip) Ngezi Platinum Stars if we keep scoring. We can no longer afford to drop points anymore,” External link

herald Monday, November 6, 2017 2:28:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “We have three games to go and it’s like a four-horse race now. It’s tricky but for us the most important thing is to concentrate on our games. We must not get worried with what is happening elsewhere,” External link

herald Monday, November 6, 2017 2:28:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “I think it was a good game of football. First half we had control of everything and had some good opportunities to get that goal but it didn’t happen,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, October 28, 2017 9:55:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "We had good opportunities in the first half. I always say it to my good friends that in life we all wish to be successful. But there are certain times when you can't. But if you can't, you cannot force matters," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, October 28, 2017 9:44:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “It is not going to be any easy game for us. We are on top of the log and Harare City are not yet clear from relegation. I think it is going to be an interesting game,” “There is need for co-ordination in our team from all the departments — defence, midfield and strikers — and we need to operate as a group. We have not dropped many points against teams from Harare” External link

herald Friday, October 27, 2017 4:10:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "The result was the same as it was like last season when Highlanders scored first and we had to come back to win the match 2-1. Obviously Highlanders' morale was high coming into this game following their 4-0 win against Chicken Inn. We came here for a positive result and we're still in the championship mix. What was important was for us to win this encounter and ensure that we're not far from Dynamos," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, October 16, 2017 9:30:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "We wanted to play a 3-5-2 formation, but we changed our strategy after realising that they were employing a 4-3-3 formation. I was not surprised when we got the winner from a long range position as I encouraged my players to make attempts from outside the box and test the keeper (Mandeya)" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, October 16, 2017 9:30:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “Chicken Inn are coming here at the back of a three-game winning streak and it’s not going to be an easy match for us,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, August 5, 2017 11:49:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "With what happened today, it really shows the good work we are putting in football. Having three players among the best 11 to me, as a coach, is a massive achievement," External link

allafrica Wednesday, November 30, 2016 2:57:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “With what happened today, it really shows the good work we are putting in football. Having three players among the best 11 to me, as a coach, is a massive achievement,” External link

herald Wednesday, November 30, 2016 2:32:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said ( about Caps United ) : “Going into the last match of the season, the pressure was not on us but, Caps United. It was theirs to lose and not us,” “Of course we wanted to finish on top but, that could not happen. We are not bitter about it but ,we will try again next season. As a club we are improving each season and next season could be our year who knows? We just have to build on what we worked on this season” External link

newzimbabwe Tuesday, November 29, 2016 1:31:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "Two years ago we came fourth, last year we were third and this year we came second meaning next year we can come first. This is part of football, there is pain and joy, unfortunately we could not land the title but it was a good season for us. We did well," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, November 27, 2016 1:34:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “We were never in the game, they appeared tired. They converted their chances. We now need to focus on the league and win our remaining two matches and see where we can finish the season at,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, November 7, 2016 12:38:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “The good news is that there is nothing serious. They will need about two weeks to recover,” External link

herald Tuesday, October 25, 2016 4:52:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "There are more games to come and we really need to focus," External link

allafrica Tuesday, September 27, 2016 12:20:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "There are more games to come and we really need to focus," External link

allafrica Tuesday, September 27, 2016 11:51:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said ( about Caps United ) : “I’m happy the boys worked so hard and I give them credit for the character they have shown. After the Border Strikers game I told my players that if you really want to achieve something at the end of the season we have to fight and I think they did just that,” “They showed character, came out fighting and I think we deserved the victory more than anything else. We however, don’t want to concentrate much on ... CAPS United, otherwise we will lose focus. The most important thing is for us to stay focused on our game” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, September 27, 2016 11:46:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "Border Strikers are fighting relegation and they came all out attacking us, a point for them matters the most," External link

allafrica Thursday, September 22, 2016 12:42:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "Border Strikers are fighting relegation and they came all out attacking us, a point for them matters the most," External link

allafrica Thursday, September 22, 2016 12:22:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “We do not want to talk about a double, especially in the early stages of the tournament. We will talk about that maybe when we are in the final,” External link

thestandard-zw Monday, September 19, 2016 1:18:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “I thought we had wrapped up the game and conceding in the last two minutes is disappointing but I’m happy with the point,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, August 30, 2016 1:48:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “We created a few more chances in the second half, I’m just happy for the three points. Our focus is now on the game against Chicken Inn and the preparations start now,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, August 22, 2016 3:10:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "It was a good game of football. The guys played good football in the first half. We created some few chances but I am happy for the three points," External link

allafrica Monday, August 22, 2016 12:34:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "But I think we should not blame the strikers alone," "I think we should start having defenders dominating the player of the month's awards because it means they are playing very well and not just seeing strikers winning those awards" External link

allafrica Tuesday, August 9, 2016 1:13:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "It was a very difficult game for us. We had to make a double substitution in the second half and that helped us move forward. Luck was on our side, we got a goal at the end of the game. Sometimes you need the luck. I was going to be satisfied with a draw. There is a lot of pressure being at the top, but the most important thing is to get the results," External link

allafrica Sunday, July 31, 2016 5:04:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “It was a very difficult game for us. We had to make a double substitution in the second half and that helped us move forward. Luck was on our side, we got a goal at the end of the game. Sometimes you need the luck. I was going to be satisfied with a draw. There is a lot of pressure being at the top, but the most important thing is to get the results,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, July 31, 2016 10:17:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "I am not concerned about being at the top, but how we are going to play our upcoming matches. The most important thing is to keep picking up maximum points," External link

allafrica Monday, July 25, 2016 12:44:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “I’m not much concerned about being on top of the league log. We are not looking at championship. All we want is to collect the highest possible points and see what is in store for us. We will take each game as it comes” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, July 24, 2016 2:35:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “I am not concerned about being at the top, but how we are going to play our upcoming matches. The most important thing is to keep picking up maximum points,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, July 24, 2016 8:56:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "It is not about being on top of the log. The most important thing is to get a positive result. Chicken Inn have been doing very well of late so it is going to be a difficult game," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, July 21, 2016 8:54:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "All the matches are important and as a club our objective is to collect as many points as possible. Looking at the Chicken Inn game, I think it will be a massive game because they also want to build on their win," "What is important for us is to come to Bulawayo and get at least a point. If you talk of pressure, yes we're feeling positive pressure because of the fine form we're enjoying. When you're winning, the players' confidence level rises. However, we mustn't be over confident, we just have to keep our feet on the ground," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, July 6, 2016 9:19:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza told : “It’s normal in a game of football. There is no way you can go for the whole season undefeated. We are not surprised though about the defeat. We knew it was something that was going to happen,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, June 14, 2016 5:07:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “This game doesn’t exist anymore, there is no pain. You can’t choose when you are going to lose. We have to recover and remember that the most consistent team normally wins the title,” “We need to keep on working hard. I’m very proud of my players and how they are performing” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, June 14, 2016 5:07:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "They will be a force to reckon with this season, teams have to watch out for them and keep an eye on them," External link

allafrica Tuesday, June 14, 2016 12:03:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "We played a very good side which is very organised. They are organised defensively. We managed to get good opportunities but it's now all water under the bridge," "It was a good game of football. We had our chances, good chances in the first half. We conceded from set pieces" External link

allafrica Tuesday, June 14, 2016 12:03:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “We did not play bad though, only that we allowed them to convert their chances which were mistakes on our part. There was poor communication for both goals, but that’s football,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, June 12, 2016 2:18:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "It was a game of two halves. We did well in the first half but How Mine were all over us in the second, the truth must be told. We are still on the right road. We agreed with the boys that if we fail to pick maximum points, we would rather get one and this point is really massive to us," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, May 27, 2016 8:57:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "We will not under-estimate them and we are taking the game very seriously. We want a positive result. The pressure is always on us," External link

allafrica Saturday, May 21, 2016 7:56:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “We will not under-estimate them and we are taking the game very seriously. We want a positive result. The pressure is always on us,” External link

herald Saturday, May 21, 2016 6:50:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “I have played football before and it is very difficult to overturn that result 5-1 is too much,” External link

zimeye Monday, March 16, 2015 8:53:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “I want to be really honest. It was a disaster to us and maybe it’s time we probably focus on our league campaign. We are, however, mathematically still in the tournament,” External link

herald Monday, March 16, 2015 1:07:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza told : “There is one thing about me; personally I don’t believe in pressure,” External link

in2eastafrica Sunday, March 15, 2015 11:20:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza told : “There is one thing about me; personally I don’t believe in pressure,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, March 13, 2015 12:36:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza added : “They are a good side and we have respect for them. They would obviously want to win,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, March 13, 2015 12:36:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "Of course, we won that match but I tell you it was not an easy game," "Sofapaka are a very good side and I am sure if they had converted the chances that we gave them in that match the story could have been different. We should be speaking of a different story now" External link

allafrica Thursday, February 26, 2015 10:29:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "My experience at West Ham was good and I made it. I felt in me that I was ready to play but there was some politics regarding obtaining a work permit," "At the moment I do not think we have anyone in our local league who can play in the English Premiership. I think our players have wrong attitude. The desire to learn and hunger to succeed is no longer there. They are just looking for money. We know people need money to survive but look at career opportunities first before you consider money. Maybe those already playing abroad can make it in England," External link

allafrica Sunday, February 22, 2015 9:58:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “My experience at West Ham was good and I made it. I felt in me that I was ready to play but there was some politics regarding obtaining a work permit,” “At the moment I do not think we have anyone in our local league who can play in the English Premiership. I think our players have wrong attitude. The desire to learn and hunger to succeed is no longer there. They are just looking for money. We know people need money to survive but look at career opportunities first before you consider money. Maybe those already playing abroad can make it in England,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, February 22, 2015 6:17:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “In terms of results I am happy, but in terms of play I am not happy at all. The payers are still sluggish, their reaction was very slow,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, February 16, 2015 1:39:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : “They came at us in the opening 15 minutes and we were tactically disciplined and it was against the run of play that we found our goal,” External link

herald Monday, February 16, 2015 1:38:00 AM EAT

Norman Mapeza said : "I watched them play in a Cup game during the week, which they lost. But I must say they are a good team, after all, and have bigger players," External link

allafrica Saturday, February 14, 2015 2:10:00 PM EAT

Norman Mapeza told : “We should not take them lightly and at the same time we should not worry about how they are doing their things,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, February 11, 2015 11:47:00 AM EAT



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Peter Stewart said ( about Norman Mapeza ) : “Norman Mapeza is a very good player,” “He impressed everyone during his trials but we cannot sign him because we have to apply for his work permit which our Home Office cannot grant us because we already have five foreign players in the team” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, July 22, 2020 5:21:00 PM EAT

Gibson Mahachi told ( about Norman Mapeza ) : “Mapeza and Mpengesi were in the good books, and they remain so,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 7, 2020 6:17:00 PM EAT

Gibson Mahachi told ( about Norman Mapeza ) : “The decision by Mapeza to quit his role at Chippa United was well calculated and thought out,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 7, 2020 6:17:00 PM EAT

Robson Sharuko said ( about Norman Mapeza ) : “I have spoken to Mapeza, he says it was his decision he needed a rest, won’t take a job until the end of the year, no bad blood between him and FC Platinum, and will only consider offers in January,” External link

zimeye Monday, September 16, 2019 1:50:00 AM EAT

Robson Sharuko said ( about Norman Mapeza ) : “I have spoken to Mapeza, he says it was his decision he needed a rest, won’t take a job until the end of the year, no bad blood between him and FC Platinum, and will only consider offers in January,” External link

zimeye Sunday, September 15, 2019 1:05:00 PM EAT

Gibson Mahachi said ( about Norman Mapeza ) : "He is not entertaining any inquires at the moment. He left (FC Platinum) purely to take a rest. People always speculate when a coach like Norman becomes available and any club looking for a coach will inquire. But at the moment there is nothing like that and they (Manica Diamonds) have not approached us. Remember he is a principled and honest guy, so people should believe what he is saying," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, September 14, 2019 4:05:00 PM EAT

Gibson Mahachi said ( about Norman Mapeza ) : “He is not entertaining any inquires at the moment. He left (FC Platinum) purely to take a rest. People always speculate when a coach like Norman becomes available and any club looking for a coach will inquire. But at the moment there is nothing like that and they (Manica Diamonds) have not approached us. Remember he is a principled and honest guy, so people should believe what he is saying,” External link

newsday Saturday, September 14, 2019 12:00:00 PM EAT

Gibson Mahachi said ( about Norman Mapeza ) : “Fans are already going crazy about him. This is the same club which Norman Mapeza once played for after featuring for Galatasaray,” External link

herald Saturday, July 13, 2019 7:17:00 AM EAT

Callisto Pasuwa said ( about Norman Mapeza ) : "I was surprised he (Mapeza) proceeded with the players to Zvishavane after arriving at the airport. He told me the match was not on the Fifa calendar," External link

allafrica Wednesday, March 18, 2015 11:46:00 AM EAT

Jonathan Mashingaidze said ( about Norman Mapeza ) : "Mapeza has always been a good coach who commands respect of players, fans and the corporate world. There is nothing that can stop us from engaging him as long as he is willing to bring back smiles to football fans in Zimbabwe," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, February 15, 2015 12:11:00 PM EAT

Jonathan Mashingaidze said ( about Norman Mapeza ) : “Mapeza has always been a good coach who commands respect of players, fans and the corporate world. There is nothing that can stop us from engaging him as long as he is willing to bring back smiles to football fans in Zimbabwe,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, February 15, 2015 6:20:00 AM EAT