The match could easily become the decider of where this year’s championship ends, as victory for either side would put them on an even-keel with only four games left before the season ends. DeMbare are the defending champions and Bosso are the current log leaders.
The Bulawayo giants go to the clash perched on 47 points, two ahead of the Glamour Boys and both go into the tie bubbling with confidence after they each recorded resounding victories over the weekend.
DeMbare, who had gone four matches without registering a league win, finally woke up from the slumber to rout Beitbridge-based Tripple B 4-0 at their favourite hunting ground, Rufaro Stadium.
Their coach, Calistus Pasuwa, who surprisingly did not celebrate the victory, said the win would boost his side’s confidence ahead of the clash against Highlanders, but chose to remain mum on his team’s chances of grabbing the championship for the third year running.
On the other hand, Bosso who routed army side Black Rhinos 3-1 in Kadoma, broke the jinx by becoming the first team to score and beat the hosts at their home ground, Rimuka Stadium this season.
The Kelvin Kaindu-led Tshilamoya also handed Rhinos their biggest defeat of the season, with a brace from industrious midfielder Masimba Mambare and Njabulo Ncube’s first half strike. Kaindu said Bosso would try a to get a quick goal and frustrate their visitors on Sunday.
The Zambian-born mentor also prayed that his squad remained intact with no player carrying an injury ahead of the top-of-the-table clash of two giants. Pasuwa however, believed the best team of the day would prevail on the day of the match, as both sides are big by any standard.Post published in: Football