Innocent Kurira 

HIGHLANDERS have three seemingly difficult fixtures lined up for this month but coach Kelvin Kaindu is confident they will get positive results.

First, Bosso will host bogey side FC Platinum at Barbourfields on Sunday before travelling to Nyamhunga Stadium for a date with ZPC Kariba. 

Bosso will face joint log leaders Manica Diamonds at home.

Highlanders and Manica Diamonds are tied on 19 points with the former topping the table owing to a superior goal difference.

“We have done well when we have played the big games. Our performance has not been good when we play teams that are down there. 

“We are certain that when the team plays Platinum, the players can come to the party.”

At the weekend, Bosso were forced to a goalless draw by Arenel Movers.

“It’s not even a point gained. I would say we dropped (two) points today. 

“Out of all the games that we have drawn, I feel this is a game that we should have won. In terms of playing our local teams, we have drawn twice and lost once and I think there is a lot of complacency in our team. 

“We have also noticed that every team that we draw with is celebrating. If you don’t score early against these teams you get frustrated. 

“They will be going down and delaying like what that ‘keeper was doing,” said Kaindu.

Highlanders have had a decent start to the season but have dropped points in all the Bulawayo derbies they have played.

Before Sunday’s draw, Bosso had lost to Chicken Inn 2-0 and drawn with Bulawayo Chiefs 1-1. 

Kaindu said they were finding it difficult to play against their local rivals.

“We have not done well in terms of playing our local teams,” said Kaindu.

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