Wasteful Bosso held

BULAWAYO – Highlanders titled charge was severely dented after yesterday’s goalless draw with Buffaloes in a Castle premiership match here.

Bosso needed to win to maintain pressure on log leaders Dynamos, who beat Chiredzi FC 2-0 yesterday, but they wasted a number of scoring chances they created.

The Bulawayo giants, who are now on 39 points, now trail DeMbare by three points with only eight games to go before the season ends.

Bosso coach Kelvin Kaindu still believes that his side has a say in the title race despite yesterday’s poor showing against a Buffaloes side that was playing its first game since the arrival of new coach Moses Chunga.

“We are still very much in the run for the league title all we need to do is have team work, focus and work hard,” said Kaindu.

“Injuries disturbed our game plan but however, we believe in team work and the players who did duty today lacked aggression and composure which was our main downfall.”

Chunga was disappointed that his side failed to collect maximum points against a Bosso ide that was there for the taking.

“We came here for a win and it’s unfortunate we didn’t get the maximum points,” said the nomadic coach after the match.

On his side chances of surviving relegation Chunga said: “I have faced so many challenges, if I managed to survive in my mother’s womb for nine months and what can stop me from helping this team from surviving relegation. We will work hard and results will come.”

The visitors, who are now in eighth place on the log with 30 points, should have taken an early lead when Jacob Muzokomba effort was cleared off the line by Bosso defender Dumisani Ndlovu in the fourth minute.

Highlanders then took control of the game with Felix Chindungwa, Joel Ngodzo and Hilliary Madzivanyika winning the midfield battle against their opponents.

The home side’s first clear chance fell to Madzivanyika, who propelled his effort over the bar from close range.

Next it was striker Gabriel Nyoni’s chance to miss when he outpaced the Buffaloes defence before firing straight into the legs of goalkeeper Itayi Chiwara.

Bosso kept on piling pressure but they failed to beat Chiwara, who on many occasions was left exposed by his jittery defence.

Even in the second half despite having most of the possession, Bosso continued to miss glorious scoring chances.

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