Dynamos’ football is not often imperious but their resolve and unity is carrying the day as they continue to protect an unbeaten record, but it is Highlanders who retain top spot ahead of the weekend fixtures after a midweek round of sizzling Castle Lager Premier League action.
Against odds Dynamos forced a share of the spoils in a match they would admit they were relieved to have escaped defeat against Harare City on Wednesday.
But Bosso encountered little trouble in returning to winning ways against Monomotapa at the back of a home defeat to How Mine.
After a dazzling start FC Platinum has dropped five points in the last two matches, suggesting they are fizzling out.
The topsy-turvy nature of the top flight table means this could be one of the most intriguing contests in premiership history.
Harare City are only fifth because of an outstanding match which is in dispute, but whose points they are likely to get, otherwise the “Sunshine Boys” would be basking in second place.
Harare City coach Bigboy Mawiwi has managed to squeeze every last drop of ability and commitment from his troops and is reaping the rewards of his team maintaining a title push. They have won themselves an army of admirers with their tapestry football and are proving genuine title contenders.
Yesterday Highlanders returned to Rufaro stadium with fresh memories of the massacre at the hands of Monomotapa, one of the reasons they failed to win the championship last term, but there was no evidence yesterday Bosso was haunted by that experience against the same side which however made drastic changes to its squad from last season.
Bosso hammered the hosts 5-2, after recovering from an early set-back in which the hosts surged ahead.
A brace each by Graham Ncube and Mthulisi Maphosa in addition to one goal from Njabulo Ncube were enough to collect three points.
FC Platinum’s fine start to this campaign when they raced to the top of the log on the back of a powerful sequence of results is starting to fade as anxiety seeps into the camp after a draw against Monomotapa and a defeat at home against Hwange, ahead of a trip to Harare to face Caps — a team they have never beaten before.
Caps fans would rather see the team higher than the seventh place they currently occupy on the table. After collecting just one point
from a possible six, a win is a must against FC Platinum at the weekend.
Coach Taurai Mangwiro conceded that the 2-2 draw against debutants Tripple B yesterday was not the best result, having led twice.
“We wanted all three points; we led twice but failed to hold on to the lead, in the end it was two points dropped for us,” said Mangwiro. “We hope to correct our mistakes in the next match.”
DeMbare face a test of character when they confront Motor Action without Jaure and Bello who are sidelined by injuries.
Saturday: Motor Action v Dynamos, Rufaro, How Mine v Chicken Inn, Luveve, Black Rhinos v Triangle.
Sunday: Caps v FC Platinum, NSS, Highlanders v Black Mambas, Barbourfields, Buffaloes v Shabanie, Sakubva, Hwange v Monomotapa, Colliery and Harare City v Tripple B, Rufaro.