Highlanders head coach Kelvin Kaindu says the friendly match against CAPS United at Barbourfields Stadium this afternoon will allow him to give his new players game time, as they prepare for the next home assignment against Monomotapa.
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Highlanders’ form has slumped recently as the Bulawayo giants have this season lost five matches, with 11 matches remaining for the premiership curtain to come down.
Bosso have to start winning if they still nurse any hopes of winning the title, which they ceded to Dynamos last year, losing only one match.
This afternoon, they take advantage of the inaction in the PSL to take on CAPS United, whom they have not beaten this season, losing 2-1 in Harare on June 22 before playing a goalless draw on July 7 at Barbourfields.
“It is obvious that this game is going to keep us in shape and our new players will have more time to play,” Kaindu said.
Bosso signed striker Master Masitara and attacking midfielder Tinashe Chipunza from Botswana.
Masitara played when they lost 1-0 to Black Mambas at Morris Depot two weeks ago, and Chipunza played in a 1-1 friendly match against city rivals Chicken Inn on August 8 at BF together with Gabriel Nyoni who makes a return after a six-month loan to Zifa Southern Region Division One side Bulawayo Chiefs.
From the junior ranks Lucky Nyoni also featured for a few minutes against Chicken Inn.
“Lucky is doing well and is going to have his chance to play as well in tomorrow’s match,” Kaindu said.
Highlanders are on position three on the log with 34 points, a point behind second-placed Dynamos and four behind leaders Harare City and that throws the race for the title wide open with the supercharged Green Machine following with 32 points.