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Bosso moved from eighth position to fourth after beating Gunners 2-0 at Lafarge on Friday to take their points tally to seven from four matches.


Long forgotten striker, Njabulo “JB” Ncube scored a brace against Chando Kupisa. Dynamos were held to a goalless draw by Hwange at Rufaro on Good Friday and are on seventh position with four points from four outings.

The stage is set for a bruising battle between Bosso and DeMbare after the latter beat the Glamour Boys 4-3 in a penalty shoot-out in the Independence Cup a week ago.

Bosso and DeMbare are meeting for the 23rd time in the premiership since 2000, in an era that DeMbare has dominated Bosso. DeMbare won nine league matches out of 22 league encounters, while Bosso won five encounters with the remaining eight ending in draws.

In 2000 DeMbare beat Highlanders 3-0 before they settled for a goalless draw in the reverse fixture.

In the year that followed, the rivals played to a goalless draw while Bosso got the better of DeMbare in the reverse fixture where the Bulawayo giants won with a solitary goal.

The year 2002 belonged to DeMbare as the two teams settled for  a goalless draw at first before DeMbare beat Bosso with a solitary Norman Maroto goal.

The year 2003 belonged to the Glamour Boys as they beat Bosso in both encounters.

They won  3-0 in the first match with goals coming from James Matola, Musareka Jenitala and Edmore Mufema  and the reverse fixture saw Francis Chandida and Agent Sawu scoring for the Boys in Blue.

In 2004, DeMbare surrendered dominance to Bosso with a 2-1 loss with Tapuwa Kapini and Charles Chilufya hitting the target for Bosso while DeMbare replied through Chandida. Bosso won the reverse fixture through a Ralph Matema solitary strike.

Bosso’s dominance did not go far as the two clubs played a goalless draw in the first league match of 2005 and another one-all draw in the second leg.

Bosso bounced back in 2006, when the Bulawayo giants won the unbranded league under the guidance of Methembe Ndlovu. They beat Dynamos home and away with 1-0 scoreline and 2-0 scoreline respectively.

In 2007, Bosso lost to DeMbare 1-0 before playing a goalless draw in Harare.


The year that followed was a year of stalemates as the two clubs drew 1-1 with Douglas Zimbango scoring for Bosso while Murape Murape equalised. The reverse fixture had a similar scoreline but this time it was Leonard Tsipa and Abraham Mbaiwa, who scored for their clubs.

DeMbare went on to win all their league encounters against Bosso in 2009.

In 2010 Dynamos beat Highlanders 1-0 with Evans Gwekwerere scoring. The reverse fixture was abandoned due to crowd trouble as DeMbare were leading 2-1. The match was awarded to DeMbare following a hearing.

Highlanders dreadlocked coach Mkhuphali Masuku will bank on new finds Arnold Tshuma, Rahman Kutsanzira and Graham Ncube while Lloyd Mutasa will bank on Archford Gutu and Denver Mukamba.

Meanwhile Motor Action will take on struggling Shabanie Mine at Motor Action Sports Club Monday. Hwange will play Monomotapa at the Colliery with Masvingo taking on Kiglon at Mucheke.

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