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Bosso unstoppable

Sebastian Mutizirwa had silenced the travelling Highlanders supporters with an eighth minute strike but Simon Munawa levelled the scores in the 36th minute before adding another one 16 minutes from time.

Masimba Mambare, a 63rd  minute substitute for the wasteful Graham Ncube, capped a fine afternoon when he drilled home a Bevan Chikaka pass to seal the match for his side.
With Chicken Inn and Shabanie both inactive yesterday, Highlanders now sit at the top with 13 points, two ahead of both teams having played five games. The Bulawayo giants however have a game in hand and will play Dynamos in a mid-week fixture at Barbourfields.

Highlanders coach Kevin Kaindu was impressed with the self-belief that was shown by his players and promised Bosso fans a bright 2012 season.

“It is early days to talk about the championship, but I think we are on course. I told the players at half time to believe in themselves and they responded by giving me a victory.

“We did not play our normal game maybe because of the unevenness of the pitch, but I am happy with the victory. This is a very good result for us,” he said.
Mambas’ technical director Moses Chunga blamed his players for the loss as they missed a glut of chances.

“We are giving away too many easy goals. Just like last week, we allowed the opposition to come back into the game. We have to sharpen our strike force,” he said.

Highlanders started the match being the better team with Mtulisi Maphosa bossing the midfield while Munawa was a handful to Mambas defenders.

Highlanders could have won the match by a huge score line had it not been for the bluntness of Ncube who missed a lot of chances.

Bosso fell against the run of play in the eighth minute when Mutizirwa took advantage of some sloppy marking in the Highlanders defence to beat goalkeeper Ariel Sibanda from close range.

Highlanders were to be rewarded for their attacking in the 36th minute when Munawa got to the end of a Maphosa header to beat Didymus Chakabva with a cheeky grounder.

Mambas survived Highlanders’ rampant raids with Ncube missing a cluster of chances but Munawa got his brace in the 74th minute to send the Highlanders fans into a frenzy.

Mambare, who had a good afternoon, scored the winner in added time.

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