Bosso out to end As­cot jinx

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Sikhum­bu­zom­buzo Moyo

THE spirit of the late Ed­die May will spur Amahlolanya­maolanyama on when they face bo­gey side Cha­pungu ngu at As­cot Sta­dium this af­ter­noon, a match that is ex­pected to be full of thrills and spills if mid­week events are any­thing to go by.

A dis­pute is­pute erupted dur­ing the week af­ter Bosso re­quest­eded to use As­cot Sta­dium yes­ter­day but Cha­pun­gungu re­acted an­grily and claimed that they will be us­ingng the venue at the same time even though the side only ly trains once in the morn­ing. Bosso wanted to use the venue in the af­ter­noon.

Cha­pun­gupungu have al­ways given High­landers a tor­rid time at As­cot but mem­o­ries of that Satur­day, July 7 2001, af­ter­noon­fter­noon in which Bosso went on a ram­page and clob­bere­dred Cha­pungu 6-4 are still vivid in the minds of many Bosso fans.

High­landers lan­ders were play­ing home away from home as part of a ban im­posed by the then Zifa lead­er­ship fol­low­ing ng crowd dis­tur­bances at Bar­bour­fields Sta­di­umm and se­condly, it was the late May’s first game in charge of the team. m.

A hat-trick at-trick from Sautso Phiri, a brace from Tha­bani Ma­sawi and a beauty from Charles Chilu­fya saw Bosso climb to sec­ond po­si­tion on the ta­ble although they were four games be­hind then lead­ers Sha­banie Mine.

Goal­keeper Ariel Sibanda was 12 years then, skip­per Erick Mudz­ingwa was 15, tough as teak de­fender Peter Muduhwa was eight while young striker Prince Dube was only four years old but this af­ter­noon the quar­tet will be key sol­diers on the field for High­landers.

A win for High­landers, just like the one 15 years ago, will see them move to sec­ond spot on the ta­ble, although it could be just for 24 hours.

Bosso are on 47 points, three be­hind Caps United and both have scored the same num­ber of goals. Makepekepe are in­ac­tive to­day but take on rel­e­ga­tion favourites Bor­der Strik­ers to­mor­row while lead­ers FC Plat­inum are away to Harare City to­mor­row. When May led High­landers to As­cot Sta­dium in 2001, there was un­cer­tainty in the Bosso camp but that magic touch by the Euro­pean turned the tide and Bosso reg­is­tered one of their big­gest vic­to­ries in re­cent mem­ory.

Erol Ak­bay John Nyikadzino

Ed­die May

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