HIGHLANDERS, who are three points away from reclaiming the Premier Soccer League title they last won in 2002, could have their celebrations delayed when they travel to Hwange this weekend.
Hwange head coach Paul Moyo believes the
Sunday fixture against Highlanders is likely to be one of the best encounters of the season.
“It’s the match of the year,” said Moyo. “We are looking forward to this match as they are looking like champions-to-be.”
Moyo is confident his charges can spoil an early party in the Highlanders camp by winning on Sunday.
“We want to delay them from claiming the title,” Moyo said. “The championship is on their fingertips but we also want to win the tie.”
Hwange defender Hlanganani Ngwenya also said that they were awaiting this encounter and feel motivated to be playing against Bosso.
“We are preparing for the match and we are working very hard,” said Ngwenya. “We are always motivated to play well whenever we play against Highlanders.”
Hwange will look to the likes of Ngwenya, Nkosilathi Khumalo and Carrington Gomba who have the potential of giving Bosso a tough contest.
Highlanders will bank on reliable midfielder Honour Gombami. With assistance from Johannes Ngodzo and Mkhuphali Masuku, the trio can virtually outclass Hwange on a good day.
Second-placed Motor Action face Buymore who knocked them out of the CBZ Cup last Sunday. The two sides clash at Gwanzura tomorrow.
Defending champions Caps United travel to Baghdad stadium where they have an encounter against Lancashire Steel tomorrow. The champions have found the going tough this season and they are ninth on in the latest PSL log standings.
In another match, Railstars have a tough away encounter against the Bindura-based side Mwana Africa at Trojan stadium in Bindura on Saturday. The railmen still need to accumulate points to be safe from relegation.
Maglas stadium will feature two relegation-threatened sides, Shabanie Mine and Shooting Stars on Sunday. Shabanie also crashed out of the CBZ Cup last Sunday after being beaten by 2-0 by Hwange.
Black Rhinos travel to the Midlands where they face Chapungu at Ascot on Sunday. Black Rhinos won their last league match against Shabanie Mine by 3-0.
Cuthbert Malajila, Dumisani Mupfudze are some of the players who Chapungu will be relying on to get the goals.
Masvingo United, who lost their last league match against Highlanders, travel to Bulawayo where they face Zimbabwe Saints at Babourfields.
Zimbabwe Saints, who are at the bottom of the log, look certain to be going back to division one next year regardless of the result on Sunday.
Dynamos return to their favourite hunting ground, Rufaro, where they clash with Monomotapa on Sunday. — Staff Writer.