Bosso shoot to the top

CHIREDZI - Highlanders climbed to the top of the Castle Premiership after cruising to an easy 3-0 win against newboys Chiredzi United at Chishamiso Stadium.

The match saw Kuda Mahachi, who is on a six-month loan at Bosso from South African giants Mamelodi Sundowns, score his first Premiership goal for the Bulawayo giants.

His solo effort in the 74th minute sandwiched between an opening goal by Ozias Zibande and a stunning effort by Charles Sibanda late in the second half gave Bosso all points.

It was the second straight defeat for Moses Chunga’s men, who were also handed a 3-1 defeat in the Lowveld derby against Triangle last weekend.

Chunga was however encouraged by his team’s performance and hope to do well in their next matches .

“The defeat was not disappointing but we played as boozers in the first half and we improved in the second half,” Chunga said.

“I am confident we will improve in the next assignments. We are now looking forward to collect maximum points against Black Rhinos in our next match.”

Highlanders coach Kelvin Kaindu, who set at the Bosso bench for the first time since his return from United Kingdom, was happy with the win while conceding that Chiredzi is a good side. 

“They are a good side and they are determined to collect maximum points, they are good especially on set pieces,” Kaindu said.

“We managed to make use of our chances in the second half and we were rewarded with goals and were always confident of getting the three goals”.

Bosso started the match on the front foot, keeping their opponents in their own half. Eric Mudzingwa’s low drive in the 5th minute was saved by Chiredzi goalminder Claudious Makore.

The hosts, however, refused to be outdone and on the quarter hour mark after Highlanders goalkeeper Munyaradzi Diya tipped a Malvern Gaki shot over the bar for a corner-kick.

Veteran former Dynamos striker Norman Maroto who started for the first time for Chiredzi almost scored after his effort was deflected by defender Dumisani Ndlovu back into the hands of Diya.

It was Highlanders, through Zibande, who opened the scoring. Zibande pounced on a Mahachi rebound shot that was parried back into the play Makore.

Warriors winger Kuda Mahachi added the second goal after a solo run from centre circle.

Substitute Charles Sibanda, who had earlier replaced Zibande, scored Highlanders’ third with a powerful shot to ensure Bosso move to the top of the table for the first time this season.

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