Highlanders Bosso break DeMbare Dynamos jinx

PRINCE DUBE scored from a tight angle and provided a lovely cross for Bruce Kangwa to head home as Highlanders powered to a first league victory over Dynamos in close to a decade, in a Castle Larger Premier Soccer League match played at Rufaro stadium in Harare on Saturday.

Dube who was playing Division two football for Bosso developmental side last year got the first goal after 59 minutes after he received a long pass and from a difficult angle, marked by Stephen Alimenda, he managed to come with a rising shot to beat Tatenda Mukuruva, the Dynamos goalkeeper.

In the 75th minute Dube was at the end of another lovely long cross into the box that was headed into the nets by Kangwa. It was Kangwa’s third goal of the season while for the nineteen year old Dube; it was his fourth goal of the season.

Although Dube played a key role, credit should go to Highlanders goalkeeper Ariel Sibanda who made numerous saves on an afternoon Dembare created most of the chances.

The former champions were denied by the woodwork three times in the match. Five minutes before the Bosso first goal Dynamos substitute Brett Amidu hit the upright as did Kelvin Bulaji who was denied by the upright six minutes from full time. Farai Mapasiri also hit the cross bar in the first half for Dynamos.

Bosso Dutch coach Elroy Akbay was a delighted man at the end of the match as he said “I am delighted with the victory, the football was not good for us but in such games it’s the result that counts a lot, everyone will take us seriously now but Dynamos played good football and it’s good to have won this one”.

His counterpart Lloyd Mutasa was left disappointed. “ we had a fair share in the second half, we bombarded Highlanders, we created a lot and it’s a game we could have taken advantage of but wasted chances and were denied by the woodwork, Bosso got a couple of chances and they utilised them and we just have to go back to the drawing board”, he said.

The victory means Highlanders move back to second position on the log, while it leaves Dynamos without a win or a goal at Rufaro stadium. -Muziwethu Hadebe