Chicken Inn seek Bosso double

BULAWAYO - Chicken Inn will be out to complete a double over their more illustrious city neighbours Highlanders when the two teams clash in a Castle Premiership reverse fixture at Barbourfields Stadium on Sunday.

The Gamecocks beat Bosso 1-0 in the first half of the season through a Kudakwashe Mahachi strike and their head coach Mandla Mpofu expressed confidence that his charges will once again triumph over Highlanders.

“It will be a tough encounter but I guess Highlanders will be under pressure after we beat them in the previous encounter and we will be gunning for the full set of points,” Mpofu said.

Chicken Inn, who will be the home side, have moved Sunday’s clash back to Barbourfields which was the scene of their victory in the reverse fixture.

The Gamecocks use Luveve Stadium as their home ground but they now prefer to use Barbourfields when playing against the league’s big boys for better crowd control.

Chicken Inn will be without the services of Tendai Ndoro, the country’s leading goal scorer who is part of the Warriors squad that is taking part in the on-going Cosafa Cup tournament in Zambia.

Highlanders will also be without the services of their first choice goalkeeper Munyaradzi Diya, who is also part of the Warriors squad in Zambia.

Diya’s place will most likely be taken by Ariel Sibanda, who was in goal when his side lost to Chicken Inn in the first half of the season.

Highlanders dominated their city rivals in terms of ball possession in the reverse fixture with Chicken Inn sitting back and relying on quick counter attacks.

The counter attacks exposed Highlanders’ poor recovery when not in possession and this was also evident in their last league match against CAPS United.

Bosso fans’ favourite Dumisani Ndlovu, who missed the CAPS game through suspension, is available for selection after serving out his one-match ban and should make a return to the Highlanders rearguard

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