Sibanda leads Bosso charge

HARARE - It could be too early to thrust Charles Sibanda as the man who could lead Highlanders to wrestle the title from Dynamos but certainly the midfielder has made a good impression thus far.

The former Motor Action talisman, who signed for Bosso at the beginning of the year, is beginning to catch the eye with impressive performances for the Bulawayo giants. 

Sibanda found himself having to deal with a lot of pressure with the spotlight falling on him as one of the players expected to lead the Bosso frontline this season.

The forward is enjoying the kind of form which cannot help but leave a player feeling content with his performances.

Despite not scoring regularly, Sibanda has been one of the standout players for Highlanders’ run thus far. 

He has started in almost every competitive game for Bosso this term and his three goals in nine outings represents a good run for a player who looks to be improving with each game considering his position in midfield.

Against Buffaloes on Sunday, Sibanda caught the eye of many with a strong match-winning performance in which he scored a brace in Bulawayo giants’ commanding 3-1 win over the soldiers at Sakubva Stadium.

The former FC Platinum midfielder can even contest that he be given the other goal and claim a hat-trick.

Sibanda was however, unlucky as his goal bound shot was deflected slightly by Buffaloes defender Liberty Chakoroma to beat his own goalkeeper Blessing Mwandimutsira.

Highlanders’ win against Buffaloes at the weekend ensured the Bulawayo giants stayed on top of the log with 19 points while Hwange are in second place with 18 points.

Bosso are unbeaten after nine matches where they have won five and draw four.

Sunday’s win was Bosso’s first win at Sakubva since Buffaloes were promoted to the top flight league in 2012.

“It’s good that we have won, in the last two seasons we only managed draws here,” said Bosso coach Kelvin Kaindu after the match.

With the way Sibanda and his teammates are playing they now strong favourites to mount a serious title challenge and end Dynamos’ three-year stranglehold on the championship.

In the last two seasons, Bosso have played second fiddle to DeMbare losing the league title on goal difference on both occasions.

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