Highlanders celebrate draw

TRIANGLE - Highlanders celebrated after holding Triangle to a goalless draw in an intense Castle Lager Premiership League match at Gibbo Stadium yesterday.

Triangle gaffer Kelvin Kaindu was however, baffled by the wild celebrations from both Bosso players and their fans.

“It was a good game but it is quite surprising that they are celebrating a draw,” Kaindu said.

“I think our game plan was affected by three technical substitutions mainly attributed to injuries.”

Under fire Bosso coach Bongani Mafu was clearly frustrated by his blunt strike force.

“It is really hurting to keep on saying that we will come right. We have strength in defence but what we just need is to score and we win our games,” Mafu said.

It was Highlanders, however, who first threatened after Knox Mutizwa intercepted the home side’s goalie Ashley Reyners’ pass only to fire tamely back at him.

Highlanders shot-stopper Njabulo Nyoni had tough questions asked of him and had to be at his best to deny inform attacking midfielder Hillary Bakacheza from inside the box in the 20th minute.

With the battle swinging from one end to the other Bruce Kangwa also failed to beat Reyners with a low strike moments later.

Kaindu was forced to pull out  Lameck Nhamo in the 37th minute replacing him with Cabby Kamhapa.

Five minutes after the break Reyners was injured and Kaindu introduced Ronald Mudimu who was however, equally impressive.

Highlanders had to clear another Triangle effort off the line with four minutes to play after Pasca Manhanga connected a Nelson Melson cross that beat Nyoni hands down no wonder the final whistle sparked jubilation from the Highlanders camp.

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