BOSSO IN THE BLUE!
. . . fans forced to do the unthinkable
IT’S like having Manchester United fans rallying behind Arsenal in England or Barcelona cheering Real Madrid, never mind the opponent. It’s unthinkable.
Such is the rivalry between these football fans that they would rather have their opponents losing even if a win would have done them a big favour. Well, back home such an unlikely situation has presented itself this afternoon when FC Platinum host Dynamos at Mandava Stadium and the big question is will the unthinkable happen where Highlanders supporters trade their legendary black and white regalia and wear a blue and white attire as they cheer their biggest football rivals in Zimbabwe, Dynamos? It’s just unimaginable but possible. A win for the Glamour Boys this afternoon and a similar for Amahlolanyama at Barbourfields Stadium tomorrow against Ngezi Platinum will see the Bulawayo giants reduce the gap between them and FC Platinum to just a point with the two sides yet to clash on Week 29. It will surely be Armageddon.
While in the capital tomorrow another side still in the equation Caps United face How Mine, many within the Highlanders circle believe FC Platinum are the real threat to their first league title in 10 years and perhaps, just perhaps and for 90 minutes they might be forced to dine with their rivals.
DeMbare themselves are not exactly out of it and will tell themselves that they are not doing Highlanders a favour but merely fighting their own cause.
With Dynamos still to play Caps United, the Harare giants might as well be the party spoilers or makers this season.
Statistics in the past three years do not however favour Dynamos as they have not beaten FC Platinum at Mandava Stadium.
DeMbare fell 0-2 in 2013, drew nil-all the following year and last year they were handed a 1-3 hiding but Dynamos came out 1-0 winners in FC Platinum’s maiden season in the league in 2011 and in 2012 they posted a 2-1 win.
Meanwhile, the FC Platinum and Dynamos encounter will be beamed live today on Superport.