BULAWAYO giants’ Highlanders’ resurgence faces an immediate stern test when they face an equally rejuvenated FC Platinum side at Barbourfields in the pick of the Premier league fixtures.
BY FORTUNE MBELE
Bosso walloped Luke Masomere’s How Mine 5-1 on Sunday to make a bold statement of intent as they seek to climb from the lower echelons of the league.
The Norman Mapeza coached FC Platinum, have picked 13 points from a possible 15 in the last five games recovering from a slow start to the campaign.
The Zvishavane side are now fourth on the log with 31 points, and on current form, they look like genuine title contenders.
But their recent resurgence appears to be threatened by a massive player exodus at the club with at least five of their regulars confirmed out. Wisdom Mutasa and Walter Musona have left for Slovakia, while Captain Thabani Kamusoko has joined Donald Ngoma at Young Africans of Tanzania. Zambian Obrey Chirwa has joined a Danish club.
The spotlight falls on Knox Mutizwa whose hattrick helped silence loud mouthed Masomere on Sunday.
Mutizwa is now leading the goalscoring chats with nine goals, one more than Chicken Inn’s Edmore Chirambadare.
Highlanders coach Bongani Mafu has spoken highly of the front pairing of Mutizwa and Obadiah Tarumbwa and the two have started to click.
Mutizwa has paid tribute to Tarumbwa for his success infront of goal.
“I have been working very hard at training and give all credit to Oba (Tarumbwa) who has been a great inspiration to me. Oba has now and again told me that he will make me a great striker and I think it is working. There is no combination like ours in the league so far and I hope it goes on like that to the end of the season,” Mutizwa said.