Bosso eye first silverware

BULAWAYO - After losing the Uhuru Cup final to Chicken Inn back in April, Highlanders have another chance of some silverware when they face Harare City in the ZNA Charity Shield today.

The match is on Barbourfields Stadium and kick off is 3pm.

Bosso last met the Sunshine Boys in May in a league match at the same venue in a match which finished 1-1.

On that day, the Bulawayo giants had to come from behind with Kasimero Chimbadzwa cancelling out Martin Vengesayi’s opener for city.

Today’s match is a different ball game altogether. There has to be a winner at the end of the day.

Highlanders will miss the services of the current league leading top goal scorer Bruce Kwanga, who is in Tanzania to finalise his move to Azam FC.

Kangwa has been the main man in the Bosso attack and young Prince Dube is likely to be given the task to get goals for the Bulawayo giants.

Dube has proved to be a thorn in the flesh for most opponents and in today’s match if he clicks he might be handful for the City defenders.

Moses Chunga’s side however, has equally competitive and experienced players in their team.

City captain, Bulawayo boy Francisco Zekumbawire is also expected to lead his team in the attack.

Zekumbawire proved handful in their league match against Highlanders.

He had the better of Benson Phiri, who was playing in the right side of the Highlanders defence.

Vengesayi is another player to watch as his speed and experience can prove too handy for the Highlanders defenders.

Highlanders coach Elroy Akbay believes his team can win the match.

“It’s a cup final yes but we are going to play our normal football. We always play to win and we have been getting results,” he said.

“We played them in the league and now we are playing them in the final. If we play good football we will win the match.

“I ask the supporters to support the team. Some players are still young they need encouragement from supporters when they make mistakes.”

Proceeds from today’s match will be distributed equally to the various charity organisations run by the Zimbabwe National Army.

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