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Bosso held by Herentals

by Daniel Itai (National Sports Stadium in Harare)
07 Oct 2019 at 17:05hrs | Views
It could have been three out of three for newly appointed Highlanders "Bosso" coach Hendrikus Pieter de Jongh but unfortunately a late equaliser by Herentals "Vabvamburi" made the match to end in a stalemate 1 - 1.

Bosso had the upper hand from the very start. Vabvamburi conceded a penalty as a result of a handball in the 20th minute and Prince Dube opened up for the visitors giving them a 1 - 0 lead.

Herentals should have levelled the matters in the 33rd minute but Vabvamburi's gunman Innocent Benza sent his shot over the bar.

Dube nearly made his brace in the 40th minute after he had beaten Vabvamburi's last man but his shot missed by a whisker.

The first half ended with Bosso leading courtesy of Dube's spot kick. Bosso quickly picked up from where they left in the first half and Peter Nyirenda should have made it two had it not been for the offside trap.

Bosso's Denzel Khumalo was seemingly causing a frenzy for Herentals who were finding it difficult to cope with.

However, Herentals began to attack profusely and their zest for an equaliser soon paid off as Bosso made a costly mistake which saw them conceding a penalty in the 83rd minute.

Blessing Majarira made sure Bosso's keeper Ariel Sibanda had no chance of saving his ferocious shot which ultimately saw the scoreline changing to 1 - 1.

With seven minutes to play there was little Bosso could now do to perhaps turn the tables and eventually both teams had to settle for a point.

“For me, I will be happy if we finish the season in the top eight of the log standings, we have to leave the past and focus on the future," said the new Bosso coach.

Despite today's result Herentals are still in the relegation zone and Bosso are still hovering in the mid table.

Source - Daniel Itai (National Sports Stadium in Harare)