Bosso, How Mine share spoils

BULAWAYO - A second half penalty converted by Knox Mutizwa saved Highlanders from humiliation at the hands of their Bulawayo neighbours How Mine in a Castle Lager Premiership match here yesterday.

How mine meant business from the onset and with just eleven minutes into the game they broke the deadlock through Timothy January.

Benjamin Marere hit a shot from inside the box and it was blocked by the Highlanders goalkeeper Ariel Sibanda.

The rebound fell kindly for the alert January, who slotted the ball with his weaker right foot past the diving Sibanda to give his team the lead.

How Mine kept on piling the pressure and Highlanders have their goalkeepet Sibanda to thank for the numerous saves he made.

Highlanders finally got their equaliser in the 74th minute when second half substitute Thomas Chideu was pulled down inside the box by Nelson Tachi.

The push looked soft but referee Arnold Ncube thought otherwise and Mutizwa sent How Mine goalie Donovan Bernard the wrong way.

How Mine coach Luke Masomere was not happy with the match officiating

“We played very well and our game plan worked. We should have rapped the game in the first half. We missed clear cut chances. I was not happy with the penalty, we have to improve in terms of fair play,” he said.

The Highlanders coach Bongani Mafu looked content with a draw.

“Very tough match the opponents used a lot of experience to get over us. It was an entertaining match,” he said.

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