Highlanders fine form continued as they beat Championship aspirants Chicken Inn in a Castle Larger Premier Soccer League (PSL) match played at Barbourfields Stadium on Wednesday.
Prince Dube who has rediscovered his form was once again on target, scoring a beauty to take his scoring run to four consecutive matches.
The 22-year-old forward scored a brace for the senior men’s national team on September 22 in a Chan third round first leg qualifier against Lesotho, and from there he has scored in three consecutive matches for the club.
Brian Banda scored the opener a few seconds into the second half, finding the roof of the net after being set inside the box by Tinashe Makanda.
Makanda received the ball from Ray Lunga who made a good run from the right before sending into the box a low cross, finding an unmarked Makanda, who unselfishly Banda after realising that he was in a difficult angle to shoot at goal.
Dube’s goal came eight minutes later, with Makanda providing his second assist of the day.
Makanda spotted Dube making a clever off the ball run towards acres of space left by Chicken Inn right back and released the striker who picked the ball and advanced towards goal before beating an advancing Donovan Benard with a lovely chip.
Chicken Inn who came to this match seating at the summit of the table rarely threatened the Highlanders goalkeeper Ariel Sibanda who was well protected by his defence.
After the match Highlanders Technical Manager Hendrikus Pieter de Jongh was happy with the result, adding that the win was good for the future of the club.
“I think it was a good game. A game of two phases, playing against a good team, in the first half it 50/50. During the break I told the players to be aggressive and they did that in the second half,” said de Jongh.