It was a dream start for the new Bosso coach Mkhupali Masuku who at 30 is the youngest gaffer to take charge of the Bulawayo giants.
After a scrappy first half action, defender Zephaniah Ngodzo fired Highlanders in front in the 39th minute through a splendidly taken volley which beat Tafadzwa Dube all systems out.
Four minutes later Mernard Mupera almost extended Highlandersâ€™ lead in the 44th minute but his shot was saved as the game went to half time with Bosso leading 1-0.
Starring defeat in the faceÂ of the defending champions moved a gear up in the 2ndÂ half and were duly rewarded for some enterprising play when a pin point Tapiwa Mangezi cross found the head of predatory striker Norman Maroto in the 65th minute, to level matters.
Chando Kupisaâ€™s joy was however short lived as Bosso regained their lead 4 minutes later courtesy of a magnificent Rahman Kutsanzira stinger taken from the edge of the box, which again beat a stranded Tafadzwa Dube.
Â Attempts by Gunners to again come from behind this time proved fruitless with Elvis Meleka denied by the woodwork in the 90th minute.
After the match Mkhupali Masuku was a delighted man while his Gunners counterpart Darlington Dodo was disappointed by his teamâ€™s poor defensive showing.
For Gunners, the defeat was a big blow for their title hopes as they continue to lose ground on pacesetters Motor Action while for Highlanders, it was a good start to life without Egyptian coach Mohammed Fathy.