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Bosso out to extend lead in derby tie

BY Michael Madyira
Castle Lager Premiership log leaders Highlanders continue with their league title push when they host basement side Quelaton at Barbourfields this afternoon.
Entering the second half of the season while enjoying a 15-game unbeaten streak with 33 points at the top, Bosso face what on paper looks like a stroll in the park.
But coach Kelvin Kaindu has refused to read much into Quelaton’s woeful run of 11 defeats in 15 games.
Kaindu’s stance on his opponents can be understood after Quelaton almost performed a giant-slaying act last month when they restricted Highlanders to a one-all draw.
“We respect every team in the league. When I look at the last game against them, Quelaton are a good side although they are at the bottom.
The most important thing here is guarding against complacency,” said Kaindu.
Highlanders’ strikers have not been consistent in scoring with the club seemingly relying on the midfielders for goals.
But Kaindu has defended his frontrunners saying every player has a responsibility of scoring.
The Zambian gaffer admitted that missing the suspended trio of Mthulisi Maphosa, Graham Ncube and Atlast Musasa as well as injured Lawson Nkomo is a blow to his side.
Quelaton’s assistant coach Simba Rusike was in charge of the team’s training session last week in the absence of coach Philani Ncube who was nursing a nagging toothache.
Elsewhere, Bosso’s closest challengers Shabanie Mine hope to keep pressure on the leaders when they host Gunners at Maglas.
With just four points behind Bosso, the asbestos miners have emerged as serious title contenders.
At the Colliery, Hwange date CAPS United who were winless in five straight matches.
Hardbody travel to Sakubva to meet third-placed Bufaloes.

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