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Zimbabwe: Highlanders Go Seven Points Clear, Dynamos Hit Five Past Yadah


HIGHLANDERS delivered another title-charged message after moving seven points clear at the top of the Premier Soccer League log following a hard-fought 1-0 victory against second-placed Ngezi Platinum Stars at Baobab Stadium on Sunday.

The victory which was Highlanders’ first against Ngezi at Baobab in seven years, means the Bulawayo giants have completed the first half of the Premiership campaign without a loss as they continue to march towards their first championship in 2006.

It was by no means an easy win for Highlanders as they had to dig really deep against a dogged Ngezi side which gave as much as they got in what was an entreating encounter.

However in the end Bosso did just enough to claim all three points courtesy of Lynoth Chikuhwa’s 70th minute goal.

Ironically Highlanders’ winning goal came moments after Ngezi had wasted a golden opportunity to take the lead when former Young Warriors star Tapiwa Mandinyenya failed to hit the target from close range after the hosts had carved open the Highlanders’ defence.

The home side had earlier in second half also come agonisingly close to taking the lead with their skipper Qadr Amin’s effort coming off the crossbar.

Ngezi were made to pay dearly for the wasted opportunities as Highlanders who finally broke the deadlock through Chikuhwa in the 70th minute.

The home side had to finish the match with 10 men when midfielder Leslie Kashtigu received a red card for a second bookable offence.