FC Platinum today left for their crunch CAF Champions League encounter against AC Horoya of Guinea hopeful of keeping alive the dream of reaching the quarterfinals of Africa’s biggest club competition.

With two defeats and a draw in three outings, FC Platinum are staring elimination.

However, an away victory against AC Horoya could revive their hopes.

After losing 1-nil at home to the same opponents, the showdown in a foreign territory is expected to be even tougher for the Zimbabwean champions.

Despite facing an acid test, senior player Mkhokheli Dube was positive that the platinum miners can turn the tide when they face their opponents in Guinea.

FC Platinum left the country headed for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where they are expected to spend the night before connecting to Guinea.

With only a point from three matches, Tuesday’s battle will be hugely important for the Zimbabwean champions who have no choice but to deliver if they are to have any chance of reaching the last eight.