HIGHLANDERS FC will clash with Bulawayo Chiefs in another City of Kings derby set for Sunday at Barbourfields Stadium.
Highlanders and Chiefs are facing off for the third time this year with the other fixture being the quarter-final of the Chibuku Super Cup where Bulawayo Chiefs overcame Bosso with a 1 goal to nil at Barbourfields stadium.
Being a derby, the outcome is unpredictable, Chiefs and Bosso played a 2-2 draw in the reverse fixture where Adrian Silla scored a last-minute equalizer.
Chief lost 1-0 to their bitter rivals Bulawayo City 1-0 two weeks back, however, they redeemed themselves last weekend when they booted out Black Rhinos FC from the Chibuku Super Cup.
Highlanders are fighting for a top-four finish in the last four games, sitting on position five, just a point behind Ngezi Platinum Stars.
They lost to FC Platinum and drew with Chicken Inn in their two games at BF.
Speaking at a Press conference held at the Highlanders offices, Technical Manager Baltemar Brito said the break to allow for the Chibuku Super Cup semi-finals played last weekend at Mandava, was a blessing in disguise for his team.
“The break was good because we are nearing the end of the season. The players were already fatigued, we decided to give the players three days off to be with their families and recover from the fatigue, to be fresh for these upcoming games.
“It was our decision and we think we did well because the boys came in this week and trained well and they are motivated; so we are in a good mood for the next match,” said Brito.
Highlanders welcome back midfielder Adrian Silla, who has been on the sidelines through disciplinary hearing from the club.
Silla’s last game was against Bulawayo Chiefs last month when Highlanders was booted out of the Chibuku Super Cup, he came from the bench to replace Darlington Mukuli in the second half.
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