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BLACK Rhinos believe they have what it takes to hand Bosso their first defeat of the season when the two sides clash at Barbourfields in a Castle Lager Premiership match on Sunday.
The army side returns to Bulawayo to face an in-form Bosso who beat them 1-0 in the reverse fixture.
Highlanders are top of the table, unbeaten in 18 league games, an accomplishment last witnessed in 2012, under Zambian coach Kelvin Kaindu, who was unbeaten in 23 games.
But despite that magnificent run, Dynamos went on to pip them to the title, on goal difference.
Highlanders lead Ngezi Platinum by five points and the race is still on.
Black Rhinos are bottom of the table.
Rhinos spokesperson, Edward Mutukwa, said Bosso’s unbeaten run is motivation for them heading into the Sunday game.
“We are aiming for victory, Highlanders FC’s first defeat of the season will come this Sunday,” he said.
“We have prepared well and we want to be that side that beat Bosso for the first time in the 2023 season. “They are our bogey side but we are confident of victory.”
Highlanders appeared to have changed tactics when they played Bulawayo Chiefs whom they beat 6-5 on penalties.
The match had ended 2-2 in regulation time in the Chibuku Super Cup.
There are a number of tasty fixtures lined up for Matchday 19.
At Bata Stadium, CAPS United will face Ngezi Platinum Stars on Saturday.
On the same day Simba Bhora host to Chicken Inn at Baobab.
Defending champions FC Platinum will travel to Nyamhunga for a clash with Cranborne Bullets.
Bata will have its biggest crowd when Dynamos visit for a date against Sheasham.
s Gweru on Sunday.
The match is set to be new coaches Lizwe Sweswe for Sheasham and Genesis Mangombe for Dynamos’ litmust test.
Saturday: Bulawayo Chiefs v ZPC Kariba (Luveve), CAPS United v Ngezi Platinum Stars (Bata), Simba Bhora v Chicken Inn (Baobab), Cranborne Bullets v FC Platinum ( Nyamhunga) Herentals v Greenfuel (Mandava)
Sunday: Highlanders v Black Rhinos (Barbourfields), Triangle v Manica Diamonds (Gibbo), Sheasham v Dynamos (Bata), Hwange v Yadah FC (Colliery)