Bosso, DeMbare light up Bulawayo

HARARE – Zimbabwe’s long weekend merriments which begin today give way to the romance of the country’s biggest football match, with champions Dynamos’ trip to rivals Highlanders today the pick of the Castle Premiership ties.

A match between Highlanders and Dynamos is always a big occasion on the Zimbabwe football calendar and today’s clash is no different.

Bosso hosts DeMbare in a top of the table Castle Premiership clash at Barbourfields Stadium this afternoon with both teams hoping to bounce back to winning ways.

Highlanders, who sit at the top of the league table on 32 points head only on goal difference from Dynamos and ZPC Kariba, have failed to win in their last three matches.

The Bulawayo giants were involved in two consecutive goalless draw against city rivals Bantu Rovers and How Mine before the 1-0 defeat to struggling Black Rhinos in midweek.

This means Kelvin Kaindu’s team go into this afternoon’s match hoping to stem that three-match winless run and maintain their lead at the top of the table.

DeMbare also go into today’s match short of form with only two wins in their last five matches in the league.

That inconsistency has seen DeMbare draw their last two matches against Black Rhinos and Chicken Inn.

Although Calisto Pasuwa’s men have been failing to collect maximum points in recent weeks, they have usually done well in today’s fixture.

You will have to go back to 2006 to find the last time that Bosso were able to defeat DeMbare in a league match.

Ironically that year was the last time the Bulawayo giants were able to win the domestic league title under former coach Methembe Ndlovu.

Since then, DeMbare have dominated this fixture and earlier this season, the Glamour Boys emerged with a 1-0 win in the reverse fixture at the National Sports Stadium in June.

Dynamos will be looking to maintain that dominance and take control of pole position of the Castle Premiership table as they seek to win their fourth league title on the trot.

After playing second fiddle to DeMbare all these years, Bosso would be hoping to end their poor form against the Harare giants.

For local football fans, this tie is delicately poised and promises to be full of fireworks.

There is no doubt that Bulawayo will come to a standstill when the match kicks off at 3pm today.

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