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Bosso, Bikita Minerals share spoils

by Staff reporter
17 Jun 2024 at 08:58hrs | Views
Highlanders 1-1 Bikita Minerals
An Evans Katema strike early in the second half ensured that Bikita Minerals secured a point with a 1-1 draw against Highlanders on Sunday afternoon. The hosts, Highlanders, took an early lead six minutes into the game when Marvin Sibanda scored with assistance from Lynoth Chikuhwa. This was Sibanda's first goal for the team since joining at the start of the season.

Katema equalized ten minutes into the second half. Despite the match not drawing the usual Barbourfields crowd, it started with high intensity as Bikita Minerals nearly scored in the first minute, with Highlanders' goalkeeper Raphael Pitisi making three crucial saves against Chris Makambira.

Highlanders dominated the first half, with Chikuhwa missing a chance to double the lead in the 19th minute and Sibanda hitting the crossbar in the 39th minute. The first half ended with Highlanders leading 1-0.

Bikita Minerals made effective substitutions at the start of the second half, leading to Katema's equalizer in the 55th minute. Both teams created several chances but failed to convert, including Chikuhwa's weak shot in the 77th minute and another poor attempt in the 88th minute, as well as Godfrey Makaruse's late strike going wide.

Ultimately, despite multiple opportunities, Highlanders couldn't break through Bikita Minerals' defense, resulting in a 1-1 draw.

Teams:

Highlanders:

Raphael Pitisi (gk), Brian Mlotshwa (Marvelous Chigumira, 72mins), Peter Muduhwa, Andrew Mbeba, Godfrey Makaruse, Melikhaya Ncube, Marvin Sibanda (Mason Mushore, 72mins), Devine Mhindirira, Mckinnon Mushore, Brighton Ncube (Prince Ndlovu, 54mins), Lynoth Chikuhwa.

Bikita Minerals:

First Gandisani (gk), Prince Mlanzi, Blessing Kagudu, Carlton Munzabwa, Hillary Jeke, Allen Gahadzikwa (Liberty Masveure, 46mins), Benedict Bera, Evans Katema (Daren Mutimuzunze, 78mins), Chris Makambira (Masimba Mambare, 78mins), Praise Tonha, Barnabas Mtuche (Russell Madamombe, 46mins).

Source - The Chronicle