The Castle Larger Premier Soccer League (PSL) match day sixteen fixture between city neighbours Highlanders and Bulawayo Chiefs that was postponed and had been on hold since July has been rescheduled for Wednesday, the 25th of September.
The match was postponed because Highlanders had four players who were on national duty on that weekend.
Club captain and goalkeeper Ariel Sibanda, defender Peter Muduwa, midfielder Nqobizitha Masuku and striker Prince Dube had all made it into the travelling Warriors’ 18-man squad that beat Mauritius 4-0 in the first round first-leg match of the Chan qualifier on July 29.
Zimbabwe went on to win the round with a 7-1 scoreline after Prince Dube’s first career hattrick propelled the warriors to a 3-1 second leg victory at Barbourfields stadium.
Highlanders who hope to bounce back and bring to an end a five-match winless streak will not be on action again this weekend as five of the players are with the national team for the final round first leg of the Chan qualifier against Lesotho on Sunday.
This time MacClive Phiri joins Sibanda, Muduhwa, Masuku and Dube to complete the Highlanders quintet representing the national team against Lesotho.
Technical manager Mandla Mpofu who bemoaned missed chances by his charges in a goalless draw against Hwange at Colliery stadium on Sunday will be hoping for a positive result against Bulawayo Chiefs.
After the Sunday match which Tinashe Makanda could have won in injury time, but face to face with the goalkeeper, released a weak effort into the hands of Hwange goal minder, Mpofu admitted that in football, dominance is meaningless if chances are not converted.
“We created chances, but wasted them. In football dominance doesn’t give you three points, but a point on the road is not bad,” he said.
On Wednesday, Bosso and Bulawayo Chiefs will be clashing for the third time since Chiefs were promoted into the topflight football in 2018.
Last season Bosso who finished the first leg match with 10 men after goalkeeper Ariel Sibanda was red carded lost 1-0, before dismissing the noisy neighbours 3-2 in the reverse fixture.