Bosso thumps How Mine 5 – 1
How Mine 1 – 5 Highlanders
Bulawayo giants Highlanders yesterday ran riot and thumped gold miners How Mine 5-1 in a Premiership encounter at Barbourfields Stadium.
Any lingering demons from final Sunday’s Chibuku Tremendous Cup conflict that the gold miners received on penalties on the identical venue, have been effectively and actually laid to relaxation as Bosso ran the hosts ragged, scoring two targets within the first half and three within the second.
So dominant have been Bosso, with fast passing and motion that left How Mine virtually utterly with out possession of the ball. The win is just not solely their largest profitable margin in a very long time, however their first victory since Could after they beat newsboys Whawha at Barbourfields.
The victory additionally eased strain on coach Bongani Mafu, who praised his fees for the great efficiency.
“It is at all times good to see my gamers having fun with their sport. I realised that we have been too exhausting on ourselves by taking soccer video games severely and as we speak was an exception as a result of I advised the boys to go on the market and revel in themselves,” stated a visibly jubilant and relieved Mafu.
“We performed very effectively however we should not be carried away by as we speak’s end result as a result of we’re nonetheless within the relegation zone.”
The large win, nonetheless, solely sees Bosso transferring one place up from ninth to eighth place with 25 factors, altering locations with Chapungu, who misplaced Zero-2 to log leaders Hen Inn to stay rooted on 24 factors.
The sport began at a wide ranging tempo and Highlanders confirmed their intentions after simply two minutes when winger Rahman Kutsanzira broke free on the left and unleashed a ferocious shot from contained in the field that was handled by Chikurupati defender Nelson Tachi, who blocked it for a nook.
How Mine responded two minutes later following a combination up between the Highlanders defending duo of Peter Muduhwa and Douglas Sibanda, who gifted veteran ahead Marvel Sithole with a transparent objective scoring alternative, however he directed his effort broad.
On hearth striker Obidiah Tarumbwa jolted the Bosso followers from their seats by neatly chipping an extended cross from Simon Munawa over advancing How Mine keeper Donovan Benard within the 10th minute.
However the Bosso multitude have been silenced two minutes later by an extended vary Mernard Mupera equaliser which put the Bulawayo giants’ goalkeeping division within the highlight.
Bosso have rotated their goalkeepers virtually on a weekly foundation however all of them concede related foolish targets.
Mupera obtained the ball 30 yards out and thumped a shot that sailed into the highest left nook of the objective with keeper Njabulo Nyoni flat footed.
Nyoni returned to maintain objective for Highlanders changing Prosper Matutu, who performed within the Chibuku Tremendous Cup final week.
On the half hour mark, Bosso have been pressured into making an damage impressed substitution after defensive linkman Nqobizitha Masuku picked up a knock and was changed by pre-season signing Tendai Ngulube.
Ngulube stabilised their shaky midfield enabling the inventive Munawa to surge ahead on occasion.
The substitution paid dividends a minute later when Munawa completed off a swift transfer by Tarumbwa and teenager Godfrey Makaruse.
Within the 36th minute, Makaruse obtained an opportunity to register his identify on the rating sheet when he obtained a stupendous cross from Kutsanzira contained in the field, however the 17-year-old blazed over.
Makaruse once more despatched one other likelihood begging within the 57th minute when he did not capitalise on poor defending by How Mine.
Tarumbwa grabbed his brace on the hour mark when he completed off a superb transfer involving Munawa and Mutizwa.
Munawa and Mutizwa exchanged passes contained in the field earlier than Mutizwa rounded off Donovan and handed the ball to Tarumbwa for a easy faucet in.
5 minutes later, Donovan gifted Bosso a objective when his fluffed clearance fell onto the trail of Munawa, who discovered an unmarked Mutizwa to attain.
Mafu launched fan favorite Gabriel Nyoni for the injured Makaruse within the 69th minute, however the speedy ahead did not shine.
Mutizwa put the ultimate nail in How Mine’s coffin two minutes from time when he scored from a Nyoni cross after being left unmarked simply exterior the field.
How Mine gaffer Luke Masomere conceded defeat and acknowledged dropping to a greater staff.
“We did not play our sport as we speak. We did not play as a unit and so they capitalised on that by punishing us. We weren’t within the sport bodily and we have been punished,” stated Masomera.
“Nevertheless, we want to thank the officers for his or her honest officiating as we speak as a result of they made no errors like they used to,” he stated.
Masomera within the run-up to the sport declared that they feared poor officiating greater than Highlanders, complaining that referees at all times appeared biased towards How Mine every time they conflict towards Bosso.
Highlanders : Njabulo Nyoni, Simon Munawa, Rahman Kutsanzira, Obidiah Tarumbwa, Bruce Kangwa, Godfrey Makaruse (Gabriel Nyoni 69′), Nqobizitha Masuku (Tendai Ngulube 31′), Knox Mutizwa, Felex Chindungwe, Douglas Sibanda, Peter Muduhwa
How Mine: Donovan Bernard, Tapiwa Kumbuyani, Mernard Mupera, Heritein Masuku(Louis Matawu 46′), Nyasha Mukumbi, Godfrey Nguwodzawo , Nelson Tachi( Devon Chafa 46′), Kudakwashe Musharu, Timothy January, Marvel Sithole
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