Ncube apologises for DeMbare loss

Returnee Highlanders striker, Njabulo “Tshiki” Ncube this week apologised to his club’s fans after the Bulawayo giants failed to end their Dynamos jinx for eighth year running.

Njabulo “Tshiki” Ncube.
Njabulo “Tshiki” Ncube.

Bosso, beaten 1-0 in the reverse fixture in Harare, conceded a similar defeat at the hand of the defending league champions at Barbourfields Stadium on Saturday. The result sparked violence and led to the death of a Bosso supporter, as the Bulawayo club’s fans could not take the defeat with a light heart.

Bosso last beat Dynamos on course to their last league triumph under Methembe Ndlovu in 2006, when they achieved a double over the Harare giants.

Just when their supporters thought they had found the right tonic to win back the league, the former champions broke the hearts of many when they lost, thanks to a wasteful first half that saw their strikers fire blanks. They were duly punished in the 48th minute, when Roderick Mutuma capitalised on a mistake by Bruce Kangwa to slot home past the home side’s goal-keeper, Ariel Sibanda.

“We are very sorry as players for that hurting loss again. We know our loving fans have been patient enough with us, yet we have failed to deliver that long-awaited victory for them,” Ncube told The Zimbabwean.

“We missed a lot of opportunities in front of goals and that cost us the game. We are however, not going back on our fight for the league and will remain working hard to make sure that we do not disappoint at the end of the season. We will soldier on. I would like to see us crowned champions.”

Ncube whose contract expired on December 31, had initially dumped Bosso at the end of last season to join FC Platinum on a year’s deal, returned to the Bulawayo club after he failed to see much action in Zvishavane.

Ncube, who scored 10 goals for Bosso last season, will have to contend for positions with Charles Sibanda, who is currently sitting on 10 goals.

He is not the only player that Highlanders registered during the mid-season transfer, with midfielder Pasca Manhanga and utility player, Kudzanai Machazane being some of those who joined them.

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