Chronicle readers predict Bosso win against DeMbare in Uhuru Cup Highlanders players celebrate after scoring against Dynamos at Barbourfields Stadium in Bulawayo yesterday

Bongani Ndlovu, Online Reporter

CHRONICLE readers have predicted that Highlanders will beat Dynamos in the President’s Independence Cup final, with nearly 90 percent saying Bosso will win.

The two football giants’ match is the icing on the Independence Day Main celebrations, that were presided over by President Mnangagwa at Vahera Stadium, Murambinda B High School, Manicaland Province on Thursday. 

This is the first time in history for the two football giants to clash in any competition in Manicaland Province.

Chronicle ran a poll on who will take honours in the President’s Independence Cup final and 86.7 percent of its readers said Bosso will win, while 13.3 percent predicted a DeMbare win.

Dynamos have a score to settle with a Bosso side that is keen to consolidate their dominance over their rivals.

DeMbare have played second fiddle to the Bulawayo giants in this competition over the past three years, including the last edition played in another rural set-up at Mupfure Stadium in Mount Darwin.

Highlanders won that game 5-3 on penalties, after the tie had ended in a goalless draw in regulation time.

A 20 000-seater stadium, prepared over the past weeks, is in place to accommodate this gigantic fixture, featuring clubs that give out their best even when they are engaged in a mere friendly game.

For the Murambinda folk, Independence Day has never been this sweet.

Not only is the nation coming down to join them in celebrating Zimbabwe’s 44th birthday at Vahera Stadium, Murambinda B High School, but they will also have probably a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to watch the country’s biggest two teams, Dynamos and Highlanders in action.

There will be no extra time awarded, in the event of a draw just like in all other years and the teams will head straight to the penalty lottery, should they play out a stalemate in the allotted time.

That DeMbare has already conceded defeat to Bosso in the league this season means they have to battle hard for both solace and cup glory.






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