Bosso held, remain top

BULAWAYO - A draw 1-1 was the fairest result in the Castle Premiership encounter between hosts Highlanders and visiting FC Platinum at Barbourfields Stadium yesterday.

Despite the draw Bosso remain on top of the log standing with 20 points, one point ahead of Hwange and Dynamos.

FC Platinum were the first to score through Donald Ngoma while Highlanders equalised through Charles Sibanda. Both goals came in the first half.

Highlanders coach Kelvin Kaindu was satisfied with the result.

“I think it was a 50-50 affair. It’s just unfortunate that we failed to pick up maximum points, we thought we would take advantage extend our lead at top of the log,” Kaindu told reporters after the match.

“From where I was sited I thought maybe FC Platinum goal was an off side but the referee is the right person because he was nearer to the situation.

“Their key player was their player playing on the left flank; Simon Munawa started a bit low but managed to claw back in the game.”

Munawa, who was making his first appearance after an injury layoff was tormented all afternoon by the visitors’ winger Marshall Mudehwe.   

Kaindu praised Sibanda, who has made a good impression this season since joining FC Platinum at the start of the new season.

Yesterday’s goal was Sibanda’s third in two matches after he netted a brace in Bosso’s win over Buffaloes in their last outing.

“Sibanda is scoring vital goals but my only disappointment the colour contrast on uniform, we complained before the game,” he said.

“You saw a number of stray passes going to the opponent, at this level they must be clear colours that distinguish the opponents. I am not an expert but next times authorities must do something in terms of colours.

“We thank God we remain unbeaten, we thought we will extend our lead and move forward we also want to thank our sponsors Banc ABC.

FC Platinum coach Lloyd Mutasa was happy with a point away from home but bemoaned missed the chances.

In the first half Ngoma should have at least scored a brace but on most occasions he allowed the Highlanders defenders time to recover.

“A point away from home is good for us. We are going back to the drawing board but I am now happy with the performance of the team,” said Mutasa.

“Today we never created as many chances as we used to do, such is football you played log leaders you need to make use of your chances, but for today we failed to make use of our few chances.”

Comments (2)

No excuses this season for Kaindu, either he delivers the championship or he goes back to his native Zambia! We have waited long enough

methodology - 9 June 2014

Kaindu is actually doing very good. It shows consistence. Since he came to Bosso he's been doing good despite the fact he has not clinched the championship. That is the other side of football. Playing well and not winning the championship and another thing dembare rigged the championship so you can't blame Kaindu for that.

Regalia - 9 June 2014

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