Highlanders desperate for win

Staff Writer

HIGHLANDERS coach Dick Chama knows only too well that anything other than victory against Amazulu at Barbourfields on Sunday will be tantamount to committing football’s hara-kiri.

The Zambian mentor has led Bosso to only one win and three consecutive draws in the Buddie Premier Soccer League this season.

The bell seems to be tolling for the burly mentor and a loss to Usuthu will signal the beginning of his downfall.

Bosso’s form has taken a slump as they have failed to score in four consecutive matches. The team’s loss to Motor Action in the Independence Cup final on Monday at the fabled Barbourfields summed up the state of affairs at the fading Bulawayo giants.

Usuthu will bank on the goal-scoring prowess of Sageby Sandaka. The nimble-footed striker has hit a rich vein of form and played a blinder in Cosafa matches in Namibia over the weekend. Usuthu also boast the tried-and-tested Norman Komani.

Bosso, on the other hand, will look up to Warriors players Gift Lunga and Honour Gombami for inspiration.

Bosso’s record at home this year is two wins, one draw and one loss in both league and cup matches.

Reigning champions Caps United return to premiership action with a tricky fixture against Shabanie Mine at Maglas on Sunday. Embroiled in a sponsorship wrangle for the past two months, Caps last week agreed to fulfil their fixtures this season after a compromise deal.

Shabanie have been in top form at home this season and Caps have to be at their best to collect points at Maglas. However, Caps take comfort in the fact that their top players have been active with the Warriors.

On Sunday Maxwell Dube comes face to face with his former paymasters as he leads Chapungu against Dynamos at the National Sports Stadium. After an indifferent season at Harare side last year, Dube returned to Chapungu at the beginning of the season.

Tomorrow inform Motor Action host premiership pacesetters Masvingo United at Rufaro Stadium, while across town Buymore date Hwange at Gwanzura.

Other fixtures:

Saturday — Railstars v Eiffel Wildcats (Barbourfields), Sundowns v Monomatapa (Luveve)

Sunday — Lancashire Steel v Black Rhinos (Baghdad).