Highlanders technical manager Mandla ‘Lulu’ Mpofu is not unsettled by the Monday Chibuku Super Cup draw outcome where his side was paired against perennial rivals Dynamos for the first round of the competition to be played at the end of the month.
Mpofu who is in camp with the national Under 23 side ahead of their clash with South Africa said although he would have liked to meet Dynamos in the later stages of the competition, he accepts the draw and the fact that the team has not been posting good results in the league will motivate the team to seek solace in the Chibuku Super Cup.
“We accept (the draw) but we really wanted to meet them (Dynamos) later on. (It’s the) big game in the country, a final before the final. We (are) not getting good results in the league, (but) we hope to go further in the Chibuku competition.” Mpofu said.
Last season Bosso exited the competition in the second round, succumbing to a 2-0 defeat in the hands of eventual finalists Harare City.
This term Highlanders will be hoping to go further than the second round, but the coaches’ are aware that Dynamos is the hurdle they need to clear first before they think of going further than they did last season.
The two teams have so far met twice this season, with Bosso emerging victorious in both occasions.
They first met in the final of the Independence Cup where Bukhosi Sibanda and Tinashe Makanda’s goals propelled the Bulawayo giants to a 2-0 win, before the two giants met in a league match at Barbourfields stadium and former Dynamos winger Cleopas Kapupurika’s goal guided Bosso to a 1-0 victory over his former pay masters.