Bosso ready for Dembare

By Mthokozisi Dube

Bulawayo giants, Highlanders are not reading much into their recent dominance over bitter rivals, Dynamos ahead of a titanic battle at Barbourfields Stadium on Sunday.

Although history favours Bosso, having asserted their dominance over their rivals, Highlanders coach, Mandla Mpofu is refusing to be swayed into approaching the game banking on statistics.

“Look we started training in preparation for the big game on Tuesday. The boys are aware of the task ahead. It is true we have been dominating Dynamos, but Sunday’s game is a different ball game altogether. We are preferring the underdog tag. The team that will make mistakes will be punished,” said Mpofu.

The epic tie between the country’s football powerhouses requires less motivation from the coaches, with Highlanders players promising fireworks come Sunday.

“As players, we are much ready for the big one. We have been training and the mood in camp is superb,” enthused Bosso player, Lynoth Chikukwa.

Dynamos have not beaten Highlanders in their last five league matches and only managed a point after forcing a 1-all draw in November 2019.

The Glamour Boys also lost 1-nil to their bitter rivals in the Independence Cup on the 18th of April but hope to turn the tide and probably extend their lead at the summit of the premiership log.

While form counts for nothing in such big matches, Bosso have not been at their best this season with five consecutive draws in the premier league.

Highlanders are also a massive 14 points behind log leaders, Dynamos.

Meanwhile, Dynamos Coach Tonderai Ndiraya refused to speak to the media this Thursday amid yet to be proved claims that journalists have been an onslaught against him.

Even a promise to send an audio recording by the Dynamos media department was not honoured.