BOSSO BRACE FOR SHABANIE
WARRIORS defender Peter Muduhwa believes there is something special going on at Highlanders.
And not even the two points dropped against Chicken Inn in their last encounter – drawn 2-2 – can wash away what they have built, an impression difficult to ignore.
With their fans already planning to fill-up Barbourfields again on Sunday, judged by the social media campaigns, Shabanie must be ready for their worst nightmare.
“There is a great team effort and we aim again for maximum points. There is unity in the team and that is what is driving us on,” Muduhwa told H-Metro after the Independence Day game when he featured for the Zimbabwe select against Botswana.
In that game he partnered Stephen Makatuka and then Kevin Moyo later in the game.
That he is one of Highlanders’ most important players, has caught the attention of the national team selectors.
On Sunday, he will again be expected to show up and inspire Bosso to victory, and depending on how Ngezi Platinum and FC Platinum play in their respective matches on Saturday, Bosso can actually go top on Sunday.
“We just have to continue pushing, winning our games and making sure we collect maximum points. We believe in ourselves and the coaches have done much to create a strong team.
“We still need to work hard and work more as a team. That way we will be able to achieve anything,” he said.
There is suddenly belief that Highlanders could finally end their time in the wilderness and win the title they last won in 2006, Muduhwa’s early days of high school.
It has been a painful period.
- During that wilderness experience, Monoz was created, won the title in 2008 and became defunct.
- Gunners was promoted into the Premiership, won the title in 2009 and disappeared as well.
- Motor Action did likewise in 2010 and they are also now defunct.
- And more painfully, their bitter rivals Dynamos even won it four in a row from 2011 to 2014, whilst they watched.
And judging from Muduhwa’s words, they must have been watching seated on the mountain.
“Every team wants to win the title. And we will do our best to try and win. There is however a lot of work to be done. The other teams have also been playing well, but we just have to be better,” he said.