Innocent Kurira, Sports Reporter

HIGHLANDERS suffered their second consecutive loss in the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League, losing 2-0 against Chicken Inn at Barbourfields Stadium Sunday afternoon.

For the second week running, Bosso did not look like a side that went on a 19 game unbeaten run before their loss to FC Platinum at Mandava Stadium last Sunday by a similar scoreline.

Gamecocks midfielder Michael Charamba was unstoppable in the second half and was deservedly the man of the match. The game always seemed to be there for the taking for both teams from the onset.

It was clear one moment could swing the game either way.

Chicken Inn got that moment in the 71st minute.

Brian Muza rose from the bench to send Chicken Inn into the lead. This was after a brilliant move started Charamba who intelligently fed Leslie Lunga on the right before the later teed up Muza for the finish. Charamba would end the match as a contest after 82 minutes after weaving his way past the Bosso defense and eventually sending the ball into the back of the net.

Bosso started the first half the better side. Both teams could not create clear cut chances but were comfortable with knocking the ball around looking for openings.

In the 10th minute Bosso fans took heed to the club’s call stand on the 10th minute mark and sang a song to rally behind the team.

It’s no surprise they have sang what has become the team’s theme song this season “Asila Valo. Asila valo sisebenza kanzima,” the Bosso fans sang.

Highlanders were forced to make a first half substitution.

Elshamar Farasi came on for Darlington Mukuli who appeared to have picked up a knock.

Though Bosso started the second half seemingly the better side, Chicken Inn would get their act together before any damage was done and they eventually walked away with the bragging rights.


Highlanders FC

Ariel Sibanda, Calvin Chigonero (Washington Navaya 59 mins), Lynoth Chikuhwa, Brighton Mhanhire (Mason Mushore 57 mins), Andrew Mbeba Peter Muduhwa, Stanley Ngala, Darlington Mukuli (Elshamar Farasi 25 mins), Archford Faira, Mbongeni Ndlovu, Melikhaya Ncube

Chicken Inn FC

Bernard Donovan, Malvin Hwata, Michael Charamba, Mpumelelo Bhebhe, Richard Hachiro, Nielson Ketala, Genius Mutungamiri (Dominic Jaricha 82 mins)  Leslie Lunga, Shepherd Mhlanga, Xolani Ndlovu, George Majika ( Brian Muza 59 mins)

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