Rejuvenated Bosso swith-off WiFi

Highlanders continued with a fine run, beating stubborn TelOne FC in a Castle Larger Premier Soccer League (PSL) match played at Barbourfields Stadium on Sunday.

The victory means that Highlanders have gone for seven competitive matches without tasting a defeat.

Bosso got their goals in the last ten minutes of the match through Brian Banda and Prince Dube.

Banda who has developed a habit of scoring beautiful goals struck in the 84th minute before Dube converted from the spot four minutes later to seal the victory for Bosso.

The win moves Bosso two places up to position nine with 35 points, two points behind rivals Dynamos who occupy position six.

The visitors dominated proceedings in the opening 10 minutes, but they failed to convert their dominance into something meaningful.

Highlanders then took control of the game, creating a number of good chances which they however, couldn’t convert.

In the second half Bosso upped their gear restricting TelOne to their own half and patiently looking for space to break the resilient TelOne defence which they finally did in the 84th minute when Banda picked the top corner of the near post from range.

Moments later TelOne defender under the challenge of Zambian striker Peter Nyirenda handled the ball inside the box, leaving the referee with no option, but to point to the spot.

Dube stepped up and converted, sending the goalkeeper to the wrong direction – scoring his sixth league goal of the season.

The match was Bosso’s 16th league match to be played at Barbourfields Stadium this season and they have not only recorded all their eight league wins of the season at this venue – they have also kept 12 of their 14 clean sheets at their favourite hunting ground.

In the 16 league matches played Barbourfields Stadium so far this season, only Highlanders have only conceded four times against Chicken Inn FC, Triangle FC, Harare City FC and Bulawayo Chiefs

After realising that the opponents were playing for draw, committing a lot of bodies behind the ball, De Jongh told his players to be patient.

“I told players that they have to be patient, the opponents were coming for a point. In the first ten minutes we had little problems with organisation. After twelve minutes we had control of the match and created two chances and they were not scored, and I know it was difficult. Playing against an opponent that plays counter attack, it’s important to be patient. The opponents did everything for a draw and we did everything for victory, we made changes for a victory bringing in strikers. I told players during the break tha they have to be patient, the moment was coming,” said the Dutchman.

The match was Bosso’s 16th league match to be played at Barbourfields Stadium this season and they have not only recorded all their eight league wins of the season at this venue – they have also kept 12 of their 14 clean sheets at their favourite hunting ground.

In the 16 league matches played Barbourfields Stadium so far this season, only Highlanders have only conceded four times against Chicken Inn FC, Triangle FC, Harare City FC and Bulawayo Chiefs.

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