In what was expected to be a show of dominance by two struggling giants of Zimbabwean football, Highlanders chose their match against Dynamos at Barbourfields Stadium to please their multitude of fans who turned up despite a hike in the gate charges by the Premier Soccer League (PSL).

Matches between the two giants have always managed to bring out the best despite poor form records leading to the encounter.

The Sunday match at Emagumeni was one such as both went into the match without the best form record in their last five.

It was clear from the get go that the home side was eager for a positive result to appease their fans while DeMbare was maintaining a tight line defensively.

With the two sides deadlocked at the break, thanks to a number of match deciding saves by the Dynamos shot stopper, Simbarashe Chinani, the second half only went a notch higher.

It was, however, a school boy blunder by Chinani who had kept the Glamour Boys in the match up until the 72nd minute when he failed to deal with a seemingly harmless Cleopas Kapupurika effort to send the Bosso fans into a frenzy.

The goal that was to decide the encounter resulted in a ball retention exercise by Tshilamoya much to the excitement of the fans.

Outgoing Bosso technical manager Madinda Ndlovu was full of praises for his charges and expressed satisfaction that he had managed to bring happiness to the Bosso fans who have endured a difficult season to date.

His opposite number, Tonderayi Ndiraya did not hide his discontent with the quality he is working with, indicating that he is hoping to bring in five additional players during the mid-season transfer window.

The battle of Zimbabwe has been done and dusted and Highlanders keep the bragging rights as they continue their dominance over Dynamos who last beat them in 2016.

The Glamour Boys have failed to score against Highlanders in their last three league encounters, with Ariel Sibanda being a total passenger in the entire 90 minutes this Sunday.