Highlanders return to the summit

HARARE - Highlanders returned to the top of the Castle Premiership with a 3-1 win over Black Rhinos at Barbourfields Stadium, powered by a Charles Sibanda brace.

The Bulawayo giants had to come from behind after Lincoln Samaraya scored for the army side on the stroke of half time.

Gabriel Nyoni levelled for Bosso on 59 minutes before 2010 Soccer Star of the Year Sibanda secured maximum points with a double.

Sibanda made it 2-1 after 70 minutes before sealing victory with an 80th minute penalty.

It was a welcome win for Tshilamoya, who suffered their first defeat of the season last week at the hands of rivals Dynamos in Harare.

Meanwhile, at Sakubva Stadium, Tafadzwa Mombeshora and Jacob Muzokomba scored a goal apiece for Buffaloes as the Mutare side beat 10-men Chapungu 2-0 in the Castle Premiership.

Coming into this game, Buffaloes had gone for five games on the trot without a win. The Luke Masomere coached-side last tasted victory in May with a 1-0 home win over  FC Platinum, remain in 10th position with 17 points from 13 games.

Yesterday, Chapungu’s Farai Manase was red-carded for assimilation on 57 minutes, a decision which riled coach John Nyikadzino.

The Gweru-based airmen are in 11th position, with 15 points from 13 games.

Meanwhile, in the Lowveld, Triangle defeated How Mine 2-1 thanks to a Richard Kawondera brace.

Kawondera opened the scoring on 26 minutes before sealing his double with 10 minutes to go.

Timothy January grabbed a face saver for How Mine to ensure a nervy ending for the hosts.

With the win, the sugarcane farmers moved out of the relegation zone, though far from being safe, now sit on 12th position with 13 points from the same number of games.

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Comments (1)

Bosso , is not only on top, we going to be the 2014 champions, i promise you.

Armstrong - 30 June 2014

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