Bosso on track: Kaindu

Highlanders are chasing a league and cup double and their coach Kelvin Kaindu declared recently that “something great” would befall the re-energised Bulawayo giants this season.


Kaindu, a cult hero among the Bosso faithful after he revived the former league champions from their “whipping boys” status, said “Winning our first round match in the Mbada Cup really boosted our confidence and right now my players are prepared to beat anyone who comes as a challenger until we lift the cup. Highlanders are known as cup kings and we don’t want to spoil that history at this juncture.”

He said the club also owed it to the sponsors to lift the cash-rich competition, where the winner gets a $130,000 cash reward.

“The Mbada Cup sponsors have poured in a lot of money in this competition and I have told my players that we need to play our best football ever and make our fans, management and sponsors proud. We need to make everyone happy,” he said.

The former Highlanders ace striker said winning the league crown, which Bosso missed by a whisker on the last day of last season, also remained a key priority.

“The league race is still wide open and no team has been confirmed as champions yet, so we will continue playing good football and guard against dropping any more points till end of the season,” said the mentor, whose side snatched a point from the jaws of defeat with a 1-1 draw away at Buffaloes on Sunday.

Highlanders sat second on the log standings after weekend games, just a point off leaders and defending champions, Dynamos, who they are yet to meet in their reverse fixture that is likely to determine the destiny of the championship.

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