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Quelaton beat Highlanders

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Highlanders . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Quelaton . . . . . . . . . . . . (0) 2

Premiership newcomers Quelaton came back from behind to subdue disjointed Highlanders in a pre-season friendly football match played at Luveve Stadium yesterday.

Second-half goals from impressive Tedius Mugumanya and Eddie Nkulungo were all the more composed Quelaton needed to beat Highlanders as they prepare for their maiden dance with the Premiership.

Highlanders were a better team in first half when they paraded new faces Last Musasa, Milton Ncube, Marshal Machazane, former Chicken Inn midfielder Heritani Masuku and ex-Hwange player Andrew Chuma before they were all substituted in the second half.

Bosso drew first blood as early as the fifth minute through Zambian Nasha Kaaya, who was hungry for the goals from the outset.

Kaaya received a cross from a rather selfish Zambian colleague George Mubita from the left flank which eluded Quelaton goalkeeper Freedom Magaba and found an unmarked Kaaya, who easily tapped the ball home to put Highlanders in the lead.

The fading Bulawayo giants continued to dominate the first half, keeping Quelaton at bay in their own half, but the goals were not coming.

Five minutes into the second half, Machazane made a defensive blunder inside the Highlanders goal area and Quelaton’s Kundishora Chakanyuka capitalised on the fluff and spotted Mugumanya, who pushed the ball into the nets with ease.

The goal gave the rejuvenated Quelaton more vigour as they continued to bombard Highlanders from all angles with midfielder Peter Moyo having a field day in the middle of the park with captain Innocent Kutsanzira.

In the 66th minute, Timothy January cut across the Highlanders half from the left flank, dribbling past a host of Bosso players before setting up Nkulungo who fired past goalkeeper Archieford Katsande to put Quelaton ahead.

l In Zvishavane, Michael Madyira reports that Dynamos beat hosts Shabanie 2-0 in a pre-season friendly match courtesy of first half goals from Tichaona Mabvura and Rodrick Mutuma.

Mabvura sent in a powerful shot from outside the box having intercepted an intended back pass from Boniface Dimanje to beat goalkeeper Roy Mazingi.

Defender Smart Muchabaiwa handled in the penalty box and last season’s top scorer, Mutuma, stepped up to convert.

Shabanie’s Caleb Masocha was dismissed by the referee six munites before the end after a foul on Ocean Mushure.

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