Bosso in Chibuku semis

HARARE - Highlanders yesterday recovered in emphatic fashion from last weekend’s thumping 4-1 defeat by Dynamos, beating city neighbours How Mine to sail through to the Chibuku Super Cup semi-finals.

The Bulawayo giants got their goals through Felix Chindungwe, Dumisani Ndlovu and Charles Sibanda at Hartsfield Rugby Stadium while the gold miners pulled one back through Kuda Musharu.

“I think it was a good response for us, I think we should have scored more goals but the win brings back the confidence in the boys,” Highlanders coach Kelvin Kaindu said.

“I am happy to progress but I am disappointed that we conceded a soft goal. We should have avoided that goal, but what is good is that we managed to protect our lead.”

The former Bosso midfielder heaped praise on Chindungwe, who was outstanding for Tshilamoya yesterday.

“Chindungwe’s form has been very good, especially in the cup games. He has been a saviour for us in many cup games and I hope he will do the same in the league games. We have defenders scoring, midfielders scoring, which is good for us as a team.”

His opposite number, Luke Masomere, said his defenders were not up to the task.

“We really did not play well in defence but I think we were much organised going forward,” said Masomere.

“I think Highlanders played very well, they managed to utilise their chances.”

Action swung this way and that in the first half, with both teams searching for an early goal.

It was Bosso who broke the deadlock in the 41th minute after Chindungwe headed in Joel Ngodzo’s free kick.

After the breather, Bosso took control of the match and could have stretched their lead on 50 minutes when Gabriel Nyoni won the possession inside the box. His effort went wide.

Defender Ndlovu would put his name on the scoresheet after 55 minute, heading home Sibanda’s corner.

Sibanda was then fouled in the box after 68 minutes and took the responsibility to slot the penalty home.

How Mine got a consolation after Musharu headed in a cross from the left flank.

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