Bosso turn tables on Chicken Inn

Bosso turn tables on Chicken Inn
Published: 20 February 2018 (228 Views)
Chicken Inn 1-2 Highlanders

HIGHLANDERS booked a date with perennial rivals Dynamos in the final of the Zimbabwe National Army Charities Shield final after coming from a goal down overnight to beat Chicken Inn 2-1 at Luveve Stadium yesterday morning.

The Bulawayo derby was halted in the 55th minute at Barbourfields Stadium on Sunday due to a combination of heavy rains, lightning and bad light, with 10-men Chicken Inn leading 1-0 through a fourth-minute strike from Clemence Matawu.

The remainder of the game was then staged at Luveve Stadium yesterday morning after Sunday's unplayable conditions persisted.

Chicken Inn tried to preserve their lead with a man short after defender Devine Lunga was sent off 25 minutes into Sunday's game for tromping on Highlanders' Godfrey Makaruse.

A long range effort by midfielder Adrian Silla in the 73rd minute gave Bosso the equaliser before defender Peter Muduhwa grabbed the winner two minutes from fulltime to send Highlanders into the final.

Bosso started the game on the front foot with coach Madinda Ndlovu deploying a back three from the onset, which allowed their wing-backs to push upfront.

The move proved to be a masterstroke as McClive Phiri terrorised Chicken Inn on the left side where the red-carded Lunga had left a void. Phiri created Bosso's first real chance after his low cross found Nigel Mukombe unmarked, but he skied his effort from the edge of the box.

Bosso continued surging forward in search of an equaliser, launching long balls into the Chicken Inn box. The GameCocks responded by sitting back to see out the match.

The move back fired when Silla shot from outside the box in the 73rd minute to beat Elvis Chipezeze in goal for Chicken Inn and give Bosso a deserved leveller.

The goal animated the fans and the Bosso youngsters continued to probe. Makaruse could have given Bosso the lead two minutes later when Phiri again broke on the left to send in a beautiful low cross into the box, but Makaruse failed to connect.

Sniffing the possibility of victory against a back-peddling Chicken Inn, Muduhwa ventured forward and capitalised on a goalmouth melee to tap the ball home after the Chicken Inn defence had failed to clear its lines, sending the Highlanders' faithful into a frenzy.

Ndlovu was happy with his charges' fighting spirit.

"We wanted to play an open game against them; we knew they had seasoned players than we had so when we conceded that goal, the game changed altogether and it was difficult for us to play because these guys are more experienced than us," he said.

"The rains came yesterday and disturbed the game, so we had a chance to regroup for the game today.

"We came here to attack and we managed to do just that. As for the final, we will cross the bridge when we get there.

"We will do our research on Dynamos and see what we come out with. It's a new era and we cannot read much into the past".

Chicken Inn gaffer Joey Antipas was left fuming over his players' poor approach to yesterday's 35 minutes of play.

"The players failed to play according to instruction and for that I blame them. It all comes down to attitude; we did well yesterday, but today they thought we had already won the game; for them the game was over.

"We were down to 10 men, but we did not play well today. Congratulations to Bosso, they played very well. As for us, we now go back to the drawing board," said Antipas.

Teams

Chicken Inn: Elvis Chipezeze, Passmore Bernard, Devine Lunga, Kudzai Chideu, Moses Jackson, ClemenceMatawu, Simon Munawa (Thabani Goredema 45 minutes) , Innocent Muchaneka, George Majika, Darrel Nyandoro (Obriel Chirinda), Obadiah Tarumbwa ( Adrian Banana 88 minutes)

Highlanders: Ariel Sibanda, Charlton Siamalonga, Honest Moyo, McClive Phiri, Adrian Silla, Ray Lunga (OziasZibande 55 minutes) Ben Musaka, Godfrey Makaruse (Brian Banda 88 minutes), Thabo Lunga, Peter Muduhwa, Nigel Mukombe.

- chronicle

Tags: Bosso, Dembare, Final,
 0

You May Like These Videos

Comments

There are no comments.

Latest stories

I doubt if Dabengwa really endorsed Mnangagwa - Mthwakazi activist

by Stephen Jakes | 21 September 2018 | 85 Views

President Mnangagwa debuts at UNGA

by Bevan Musoko | 21 September 2018 | 80 Views

BREAKING: Harare - Johannesburg Intercape bus in accident, 10 people dead

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2018 | 200 Views

Stop unnecessary traveling to cholera affected areas - MIHR

by Stephen Jakes | 21 September 2018 | 81 Views

We need Mthwakazi restoration soon

by Stephen Jakes | 21 September 2018 | 79 Views

Rural development agenda should be on the priority list

by Stephen Jakes | 21 September 2018 | 77 Views

IMF offers to help Zimbabwe clear arrears

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2018 | 177 Views

Mugabe's party rejoins Mnangagwa's Zanu-PF

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2018 | 187 Views

Streak seeks ZC liquidation

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2018 | 104 Views

'Chamisa must not waste time fighting Mnangagwa'

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2018 | 180 Views

Chipanga appeal thrown out

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2018 | 136 Views

New minister cracks the whip

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2018 | 130 Views

Deal decisively with Parly delinquents

by Zvamaida Murwira | 21 September 2018 | 94 Views

Mthuli Ncube faces tough choices

by Lovemore Chikova | 21 September 2018 | 109 Views

Currency reform answer to Zimbabwe's economic woes

by Bongani Ngwenya | 21 September 2018 | 89 Views

Dabengwa ditches Chamisa, endorses Mnangagwa?

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2018 | 105 Views

Sibusiso Moyo alive & well

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2018 | 95 Views

'Mugabe University not a priority'

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2018 | 85 Views

Chamisa battles open rebellion

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2018 | 103 Views

Prophet up for pregnant woman rape

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2018 | 82 Views

Bulawayo pins hopes on devolution

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2018 | 62 Views

Nust shut down

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2018 | 108 Views

Zimbabweans want US or Zim dollar only, not SA Rand

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2018 | 104 Views

Chamisa's MDC Alliance starts merging into single party

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2018 | 63 Views

Vic Falls man hangs self after bar brawl

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2018 | 54 Views

Cholera hits Beitbridge

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2018 | 53 Views

Cop up for assault

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2018 | 43 Views

Gumbura hires Madhuku to challenge delayed trial

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2018 | 45 Views

Devolution will develop provinces with natural resources

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2018 | 35 Views

Family evicted, dumped in the bush

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2018 | 40 Views

Soul Brothers coming to Bulawayo

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2018 | 66 Views

Zimbabwean scientist wins Cambridge scholarship

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2018 | 42 Views

MDC Alliance activist jailed over arson threats

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2018 | 34 Views

Chamisa to pile pressure on Mnangagwa

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2018 | 45 Views

Mnangagwa commits 1% of GDP to research

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2018 | 33 Views

Muchinguri says she is not a figurehead, she has the power

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2018 | 85 Views