Ten-man Bosso beat CAPS Utd

BULAWAYO - Highlanders…………….(1) CAPS United…………… (1) 1

HIGHLANDERS coach Madinda Ndlovu has warned against getting carried away following another convincing display from his youthful charges in a victory against Harare giants CAPS United yesterday here to lift the Kembo Mohadi Shield Cup.

Adrian Silla scored from the spot while MacClive Phiri added the second as Bosso secured a deserved victory despite finishing the match with 10-man after captain and defender Honest Moyo was shown a red card late in the second half.

Former FC Platinum striker Brian Muzondiwa scored for the Green Machine but it was not enough to salvage anything for the Harare giants.

And with CAPS United fielding a relatively experienced side, Ndlovu was left praising his charges, but also spoke with caution as he addressed the media after the win.

“We are not really carried away by the result. What is more important is to see the project going forward,” he said.

“The boys carried on from where they left against Dynamos.

“They really had the hunger to play. Overall, the boys did very well defensively and they had good ball management.

“They showed some good football tactics.”

Yesterday’s match between the two sides was a charity game meant to celebrate the elevation of Mohadi as one of the country’s two vice-presidents with all the proceeds donated to the Mpilo Central Hospital Cancer Unit.

CAPS United coach Lloyd Chitembwe was equally satisfied with his team’s performance despite losing to one of their rival sides, having also lost to bitter rivals Dynamos in the ZNA Commanders Charities semifinal tie.

“I am happy with what I saw. They are a lot of improvements in some aspects of the game.

“Physically, we are ok, tactically I am happy and mentally we are there,” Chitembwe said.

“I think so far so good with our preparations ahead of the new season.

“I am happy with the squad and we are good to compete in the coming season.”

The match started on a high tempo with both teams full of running, however, it was Bosso who went on to find the target 16 minutes into game through Silla, who converted from the spot after CAPS defender Godfrey Goriati had fouled Newman Sianchali inside the box.

CAPS United equalised two minutes later through Muzondiwa who capitalised on some sloppy defending by the Bosso backline.

Highlanders got the winner nine minutes from time when Phiri powered a scorcher after latching onto a loose ball just inside the box.

Highlanders continued to dominate the game but could not add to their tally.

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