Football can be cruel

The Highlanders technical Boss Madinda Ndlovu was left short of words after watching Hwange FC walk away with a point in a match Bosso could have easily won by a bigger margin.

Bosso went to the match hard pressed for a win, as the Bulawayo football giants had gone for five league matches without a win, and they looked hungrier as they bombarded the coal miners from the first up to the last minute of the game.

However, with all the dominance and the beautiful football they displayed in front of the multitude of their followers, Highlanders players left the pitch frowning at the football gods as the long wait for their long overdue league victory could not come to an end.

In a day a team applies all the aspects of the game correctly like what Highlanders did on Sunday, it is only fair for the gods of football to intervene, but again, that is the nature of football. It can be cruel at times.

The match ended on a goalless draw.

Ndlovu felt pity for his charges and failed to explain why they could not get at least a goal, in a match Highlanders could have won by a wide margin.

“There are things that cannot be explained. I really don’t know how I can explain this result where you create so many scoring chances, but still fail to bury them. I feel pity for my boys,” he said.

Hwange’s only real chance of the day came when young defender Andrew Mbeba hacked down Dingani Maphosa inside the box and referee Ruzive Ruzive pointed to the spot. 

Veteran Gilbert Zulu stepped up, but could only watch in disbelief as Bosso captain Ariel Sibanda flew into his right to save the well taken penalty.

The result meant that Bosso have gone for six league matches without a win, having previously drew 1-1 with Black Rhinos, 0-0 with CAPS United and Mushowani Stars, and lost 1-3 and 0-1 to Harare City and Triangle United respectively.

Highlanders will be looking forward to bounce back in style, by beating city neighbours Chicken Inn who have had a decent start to the season, winning four and losing only two of their opening six league games.

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