ONLY a cool US$130 000 and a glittering trophy can soothe favourites Highlanders’ championship heartbreak but giant killers How Mine stand between them and the Mbada Diamonds Cup glory.
The final match will be played at Barbourfields stadium tomorrow with SuperSport broadcasting the game live on channel 9.
Cup finals are by nature unpredictable and often closely contested but what makes this fixture unique is that it features a city derby with many scores to settle.
How Mine can complete a fairy tale debut into the topflight season by beating Bosso for the top prize, having also beaten Harare giants Dynamos and Caps along the way.
How Mine’s two league wins against Bosso and their triumph over Harare-based giants Dynamos and Caps should be a cause for concern for Highlanders aficionados.
Despite this being its maiden season in the topflight league, How Mine has a wealth of experience in midfielder Menard Mupera, defenders Herbet Dick and Gilbert Banda, goalkeeper Ephraim Mazarura and striker Nqobile Mpala.
The miners have proven they have what it takes to go all the way if their current run is anything to go by.
With so much money at stake, this could be a befitting local league shut-down match with both teams prepared to shed blood and sweat to prove their mettle.
Despite losing and disappointing their fans in two previous matches against their opponents, Highlanders have emerged favourites again in a match they just cannot afford to lose.
However, they have been sweating all week on the availability of striker Njabulo Ncube, Mthulisi Maphosa, Simon Munawa and Dumisani Ndlovu, who are all set for a late fitness test.
Bosso coach Kelvin Kaindu has been making promises to deliver since he took over at the beginning of last season and tomorrow is his day of reckoning. –– Staff Writer.