Dynamos, Highlanders brace for Independence Cup battle

Bosso claim bragging rights having beaten Dembare in the rivals’ last two Uhuru Cup clashes

By Sports Reporter

Old foes Dynamos and Highlanders renew their rivalry on Thursday as they clash in the invitational Independence Cup at Murambinda Growth Point, venue for this year’s main Independence Day celebrations.

Highlanders are approaching the match with tails up having last beaten Dynamos in the last two editions of the Uhuru trophy.

Bosso, who currently top the premiership log standings, have also beaten Dynamos 2-1 at Barbourfields in the high-profile season opener in March this year.

The Bulawayo giants remain unbeaten in the premiership race while Dynamos have twice tested defeat twice in their premiership encounters this season.

In terms of their latest fixtures played, Highlanders drew 1-1 with Ngezi Platinum on Saturday while Dynamos is smarting from a 1-0 defeat to Simba Bhora on Suunday.

But Highlanders head coach Kelvin Kaindu is refusing to read much into current form saying the clash on Thursday is a new ball game altogether.

“If you look at the game between Highlanders and Dynamos, we don’t look at the current form that you have. It’s an explosive game,” said the Zambian football mentor.

“We don’t want to dwell much on how they (Dynamos) are performing. We know what they are capable of doing. We just hope we keep the momentum that we have now.”

Kaindu said the state of the venue shall also determine how his team plays.

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