Pressure is on Bosso – Mushure

HARARE - Dynamos defender Ocean Mushure has insisted that the pressure will be almost entirely on Highlanders when the country’s two biggest clubs clash in a Castle Premiership match at the National Sports Stadium tomorrow afternoon.

Mushure is adamant DeMbare is not concerned with the threat posed by Bosso and that it is their opponents, given the expectations placed upon them, who actually face the greatest challenge.

The Bulawayo giants last beat DeMbare in 2006, the year they last laid their hands on the Premiership trophy.

Since then, Bosso is yet to collect maximum points against DeMbare in their last 14 league matches. The best that Highlanders has done is drawing seven times and losing as many times.

And Mushure feels Kelvin Kaindu’s men will wilt under the pressure to break the jinx.

“We are motivated because we are playing against a big team,” Mushure said.

“There is good mood in the camp. Everyone is looking forward to the match and I don’t see any reason why we cannot win this match.

“We are not under pressure. It’s actually Highlanders who will be under pressure because they are eager to break their poor record against us. They would also want to keep their unbeaten run intact.

“They are playing well but this match has nothing to do with form. Even if we are not playing well against Highlanders we will rise to the occasion.”

Mushure rallies the Glamour Boys’ supporters to come in their numbers and cheer the team.

“Our supporters should come in their numbers and rally behind the team. It is in matches like these ones that our fans need to rally behind the team,” he said.

“The league is a marathon and there is still a lot of time. We are only focusing on picking as many points as we can.

“These are type of matches that determine your character if you re to win the championship,” added Mushure.”

Bosso come into tomorrow’s match in second place on the log table after the Bulawayo giants garnered 21 points from 11 matches.

In contrast, fifth-placed Dynamos have lost four times in 11 games with the reigning champions managing a draw and six wins.

DeMbare will take some comfort in that they are just three points off the pace and two behind Bosso, who remain their biggest rivals for the title.

The two teams were last week derailed in their league assignments with DeMbare suffering a 1-0 loss against Hwange at the Colliery while Bosso played a one-all draw against Triangle at Gibbo Stadium.

Fixtures:

Today: Bantu Rovers v Buffaloes (Luveve), Black Rhinos v Triangle United (Rimuka, SS).

Tomorrow: Chiredzi v CAPS United (Chishamiso), Dynamos v Highlanders (National Sports Stadium, SS), Hwange v Chicken Inn (Colliery), How Mine v FC Platinum (Luveve), Shabanie Mine v ZPC Kariba (Maglas)

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