Articles tagged 'akbay'

Title or nothing: Akbay 7 February 2019 HARARE – New Ngezi Platinum Stars coach Erol Akbay is fully aware that the ambitious Castle Lager Premiership side brought him from the Netherlands for one thing only — to win the 2019 title. The Dutchman, who previously led Highlanders in the local league, arrived in Zimbabwe last month to su...
Akbay bids Highlanders farewell 21 November 2017 HARARE - Outgoing Highlanders coach Erol Akbay says he has packed his bags and will be leaving the country after he takes charge of his last Bosso match against CAPS United this weekend. The Dutchman announced in August that he will not be renewing his contract with the Bulawayo giants. Akb...
Bosso dehorn Black Rhinos 30 October 2017 BULAWAYO - Highlanders managed to get back to winning ways with 2-0 victory over Black Rhinos in a Castle Lager Premiership match yesterday. Two goals in the second half from Peter Mudhuwa and King Nadolo were all Bosso needed to beat the otherwise impressive army side. Highlanders coach Er...
Bosso eye CAPS scalp 25 October 2017 HARARE - Highlanders coach Erol Akbay has urged his charges to finish the season positively following a disappointing campaign. The Bulawayo giants travel to Harare to face CAPS United tomorrow at the National Sports Stadium desperate for maximum points to secure their place in the top flight ...
Bosso hammer Chicken Inn 2 October 2017 BULAWAYO - Highlanders produced a five-star performance as they completely destroyed Chicken Inn's title hopes following yesterday's crashing defeat in a Castle Premiership match. Bosso had failed to win in their last seven matches and they had only scored two goals in the process but it was a...
Bosso problems persist 29 September 2017 BULAWAYO - Out of sorts Highlanders extended their winless streak to seven league games when they were held to a goalless draw by bottom side Bantu Rovers in a Castle Lager Premiership match here yesterday. Bosso were one of the teams tipped to fight for the title after a good first half of th...
Bosso seek Chibuku redemption 20 September 2017 HARARE - With their league form fluctuating, the Chibuku Super Cup presents Bulawayo giants Highlanders an opportunity to at least end the season with some silverware, according to coach Erol Akbay. Having been expected to challenge for the title this season, Bosso find themselves in lowly 10t...
Match official spoils Rufaro spectacle 11 September 2017 HARARE - It seems playing Dynamos was just the antidote Highlanders needed to snap out of their rotten run of form but ultimately yesterday's 1-1 draw will be remembered for the poor officiating from referee Arnold Ncube. This was a temperamental game which at times degenerated into total chao...
Mutasa, Akbay slam referee 11 September 2017 HARARE - Dynamos coach Lloyd Mutasa and his Highlanders counterpart Erol Akbay were disappointed by the officiating from referee Arnold Ncube during yesterday's 1-1 draw at Rufaro Stadium. The result denied DeMbare a chance to go top of the table while Bosso ended a four-game losing streak. ...
Can DeMbare make it seven? 10 September 2017 HARARE - Dynamos continue with their title charge this afternoon when they take on struggling Bulawayo giants Highlanders in a Castle Lager Premiership match at Rufaro Stadium. The DeMbare juggernaut has proved unstoppable in the past few weeks with the Harare giants winning their last six lea...
Bosso unite for DeMbare 8 September 2017 BULAWAYO - Highlanders coach Erol Akbay and his executive have buried the hatchet after days of public bickering as they prepare for Sunday's trip to face Dynamos at Rufaro Stadium. Akbay's relationship with his bosses had deteriorated in recent weeks and following the side's fourth loss on th...
Bosso legends speak on club crisis 6 September 2017 BULAWAYO - Former Highlanders players believe that only unity of purpose between coach Erol Akbay and the club executive can stop the malaise currently prevailing at the Bulawayo giants. Bosso are in turmoil ever since Akbay announced that he will not be renewing his contract at the end of the...
Bosso fans slam club executive 6 September 2017 BULAWAYO -  Highlanders are currently going through a rough patch after four consecutive defeats in the Castle Lager Premiership and coach Erol Akbay is now involved in a war of words with the executive. The Daily News' Jeffrey Muvundusi took to the streets of Bulawayo to chat with Bosso fans to ...
Discord at Highlanders 5 September 2017 BULAWAYO - A war of words has broken out at Highlanders after the Bulawayo giants suffered their fourth Castle Lager Premiership defeat on the trot when they went down 1-0 to Chapungu at the weekend.  Ever since coach Erol Akbay announced that he is not renewing his contract last month, Bosso ...
Bosso free-fall continues 4 September 2017 BULAWAYO - Brighton Mugoni rose from the bench to score the winner for visiting Chapungu to hand Highlanders their fourth defeat on the spin here yesterday. The defeat left Bosso fans a frustrated lot and after the match they were baying for acting vice chairman Modern Ngwenya's blood, who the...
Akbay still committed to Bosso 29 August 2017 HARARE - Highlanders coach Erol Akbay says he is still committed to the Bulawayo giants despite revealing that he will not be renewing his contract at the end of the current Castle Lager Premiership season. Since the Dutchman announced his decision earlier this month, Bosso have gone on a free...
Akbay rallies Bosso 28 August 2017 HARARE - Highlanders coach Erol Akbay hopes his side can rekindle their fading Castle Lager Premiership title hopes when they travel to the Baobab Stadium to face Ngezi Platinum Stars today. The Bulawayo giants are currently going through a difficult phase having picked up a single point in th...
Bosso survive Harare City scare 7 August 2017 BULAWAYO - Highlanders were lucky to come out with a point when they were outplayed by Harare City in a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match at Babourfields Stadium yesterday. Bosso were all over the place especially in the first half and were only let off the hook by some poor finishing f...
Akbay lays into blunt strikers 30 June 2017 BULAWAYO – Highlanders coach Erol Akbay is losing sleep over his side's lack of goals in the Castle Lager Premiership. For a side that was expected to challenge for the title, Bosso forwards have faltered, scoring a paltry 16 goals in 15 matches. Former Dynamos forward Roderick Mutuma has o...
Isolated Akbay weighed down 23 June 2017 BULAWAYO - Highlanders coach Erol Akbay has bemoaned the absence of his two assistant coaches,  Amini Soma Phiri and Cosmos “Tsano” Zulu who were last weeksuspended by the club over a litany of charges which include indiscipline. The duo is yet to appear before a disciplinary committee as the ...
Bosso beat 10-man Hwange 19 June 2017 BULAWAYO – A new-look Highlanders side produced a sterling performance to dispatch 10-man Hwange 3-0 in a Castle Lager Premiership match at Barbourfields Stadium yesterday. After the chastening 3-0 midweek defeat to Black Rhinos, Bosso coach Erol Akbay chose to give young players Brian Banda, ...
Bosso wary of Rhinos 14 June 2017 HARARE - Highlanders coach Erol Akbay believes Black Rhinos will be driven by the desire to maintain their barnstorming start to the 2017 season when the two sides clash in the Castle Lager Premiership this afternoon at Morris Depot. The Bulawayo giants travel to the capital hoping to build on...
PSL reserves Bosso judgment 25 May 2017 HARARE - Highlanders will have to wait a little bit longer before they can learn their fate regarding the abandoned league match against Dynamos at Barbourfields Stadium after the Premier Soccer League (PSL) reserved the judgment. The Bulawayo giants appeared before the league's disciplinary c...
New-look Bosso win 21 May 2017 BULAWAYO - True to his word, Highlanders coach Erol Akbay fielded a largely changed side in the 2-1 win over Bantu Rovers in a Castle Lager Premiership yesterday. With the result, Bosso moved into fourth place on the log with 17 points from eight matches and now trail leaders FC Platinum by a ...
Akbay reads riot act 20 May 2017 BULAWAYO - Highlanders coach Erol Akbay wants better performances from his misfiring players when they take on Bantu Rovers at Barbourfields Stadium this afternoon. The Bulawayo giants have drawn blanks in two of their last three matches against struggling sides Chapungu and Harare City which ...