Highlanders and Dynamos to headline the 43rd Independence Cup celebrations.

Highlanders Media

Bosso and Dembare are set to clash in the 43rd Independence Day Cup celebrations on the 18th of April at Mt Darwin.

Last year, Highlanders managed to get the better of Dembare in the 42nd Independence celebrations held at Barbourfields’s stadium, Bulawayo. A second-half strike by Stanley Ngala, in the 55th minute sealed the victory for Bosso.

This was the first major cup final against Dynamos at Barbourfields’s stadium since 2007 when Bosso lost 2-1 in the CBZ FA Cup.

Bosso has eight Uhuru titles to its name.

Dembare won the trophy in 2021 when football returned for the first time following a one-year hiatus due to Covid 19.

Speaking at a press conference held at Utande Internet Services, Technical Manager Baltemar Brito said the players need to go to Harare with a positive mindset to bring the cup home.

“We need to go there with a positive mindset and remember that this is an important day in the history of Zimbabwe.

“Our players need to play a beautiful game, and honor Zimbabwe’s Independence Day,” said Brito.

Brito added that the fans should continue supporting the club.

“The fans are the heart of Highlanders; they are what makes Highlanders great.

“The boys are also trying their best to make them happy,” said Brito.

The two giants were scheduled to headline match day 5 at Barbourfields’s stadium, but the Premier Soccer League postponed the match following a government directive on the two popular clubs to dump the fixture and channel the preparations toward the Independence Day celebrations.

Highlanders will travel to Harare on Saturday and begin their preparations for the much-awaited 43rd Independence Cup fixture against Dynamos at Mt Darwin.


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