Highlanders announced their status as a big brand in local football when they clinched the 2019 Chibuku Super Cup after getting the better of Ngezi Platinum Stars 1 – nil in an exciting encounter played at Barbourfields Stadium this Saturday afternoon.
Exactly 6 years ago on Saturday the 30th of November, Highlanders fans were in jubilation as they witnessed their side hammering now defunct How Mine 3 nil to lift the Mbada Diamonds Cup.
Fast forward to Saturday the 30th November 2019, Tshilamoya fans had a sabbath of rest from their toils of the season as they saw Bosso getting the better of Ngezi Platinum Stars by a solitary spectacular strike from man of the moment, Prince Dube on the stroke of half time.
So clinical has been “Mgadafi” that has seen him find the back of the net in all his side’s matches in the Chibuku Super Cup.
Highlanders were to hold on to that lead with a gritty performance especially in the second half where Ngezi showed intent to try and come back into the match.
On their defensive part, Highlanders captain and goalkeeper, Ariel Sibanda curved himself a piece of history by finishing the entire tournament without conceding a goal.
While Bosso dominated the first-half proceedings, Madamburo came back a rejuvenated side in the second half but could not breach the Highlanders rearguard.
When the referee of the day, Brighton Chimene blew the whistle to end the encounter, Barbourfields Stadium was turned to a party platform as Bosso were handed their crown.
While Ngezi platinum gaffer, Rodwell Dhlakama was a bitter man, arguing that the Highlanders goal had not crossed the line, his opposite number was satisfied with his charges’ performance.
With the victory, Bosso makes a return to the African jungle in the CAF Confederation cup, a decision yet to be made by the club leadership.