Highlanders Technical Manager Madinda Ndlovu says a lot was at stake when his side played to a goalless draw against Caps United in a Castle Larger Premier Soccer League (PSL) match played at Barbourfields stadium on Sunday.
Ndlovu says besides the battle for three points, the two giants bankrolled by NetOne were also trying to impress their sponsors.
“We are sons of the same father, NetOne. So it was the battle of [proving] who is the first born, but it shows that no! we are twins,” said Ndlovu.
The match dubbed the ‘NetOne affair’ had every ingredients for a match of its status, serve for shortage of goals by both teams.
Highlanders captain of the day Prince Dube who playe his first official match at Barbourfields since returning from South Africa was denied by the upright post twice in the opening thirty minutes of the game.
Caps United also had their own chances, including a disallowed which their central defender Godwin Goriyati scored from an offside position off a rebound in the 90th minute.
The result did not only see the two sides draw in four consecutive PSL matches, but both sides have failed to score each other for 270 league matches.
Highlanders and Caps United last scored against each other in a league match on 25 November, 2017 when the two side settled for a 1-1 draw.