Bosso seek antidote

HARARE - The last time Highlanders beat Dynamos in a league match they also went on to win the Zimbabwe league championship and that was way back in 2006.

It has been a long eight years since the Bulawayo giants have celebrated a win over their fierce rivals from the capital.

In those eight years, DeMbare have gone on to win the league five times while Bosso continue searching for a winning formula against their rivals.

No matter what strategies they employ, Bosso seem clueless to conjure a win against DeMbare.

The Bulawayo giants have tried their best but it seems DeMbare always finds a way to avoid defeat when this fixture comes around.

In the 16 league matches the two Zimbabwean giants have played in that period, Dynamos have been very ruthless.

DeMbare have scored a total of 21 goals at an average of 2,62 goals per game.

On the other hand, Bosso have been parsimonious with goals in this fixture only netting a paltry seven at an average of 0,87 per game.

This weekend Bosso travel to the capital to take on DeMbare at Rufaro Stadium hoping to end this poor run in this fixture on Sunday.

At the moment, Bosso are in not on song as they are struggling to mount a consistent run of results in the league.

Highlanders arrive at Rufaro in eighth place on the Castle Lager Premiership log after 13 matches.

The Bulawayo giants have only been able to register five wins this season and trail log leaders Chicken Inn by 10 points.

Bosso’s last win in the league came last month when they beat struggling Whawha 1-0 at Barbourfields Stadium.

This has left coach Bongani Mafu under pressure from the club’s ever demanding fans, who have been demanding his immediate sacking.

Highlanders’ could have wished for a different fixture this weekend because they have really suffered at the hands of their old rivals.

Bosso’s best chance to curtail Dynamos’ dominance in this fixture came in April 2013 when they visited Rufaro Stadium.

Njabulo Ncube broke the deadlock shortly after the break as Bosso dominated a disjointed DeMbare side on the afternoon.

Highlanders went on create a number of glorious chances to increase their lead but failed to capitalise.

Dynamos eventually equalised through defender Partson Jaure’s hotly contested strike in the sixth minute of added time.

The equaliser was greeted with roar from the Dynamos fans while Bosso where in despair.

Football fans will forever remember the sight of former Bosso goalkeeper Munyaradzi Diya weeping uncontrollably at the final whistle.

To the Highlanders players, the draw felt like a defeat as they had blown a golden opportunity to get one over the old enemy.

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