Madinda Ndlovu (centre) with assistants Mandla Lulu Mpofu and Tembo Chuma

Is ECD failing to graduate

Nkosilodumo Ndebele
HARARE City will become a difficult hurdle to overcome for Highlanders if they hope to return to winning ways this Saturday at Rufaro Stadium.

The boys will surely have to graduate from their ECD status to Grade 1 if they hope to return with all the three points home.

They face the city council owned outfit, which has never registered a loss at home in the past five games.

Harare City has four wins and only one draw at home, an 83 percent success rate of victory at home.

Although the odds are in their favour, Highlanders will not give them a win on a silver platter as they have managed to register two wins in their away games, two draws and one loss making their odds for winning the game 50 percent.

Judging from their last games, Bosso is surely losing its consistency for winning and it has surely mounted pressure on the players as they are no longer providing fans with the exciting football which Madinda Ndlovu had promised to deliver.

In their last game, Highlanders secured a point, but were uninspiring when they drew 1-1 against Chapungu United in a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League game at Barbourfields.

Bosso mounted a late siege on the Chapungu goal area, but their front-linea��s bluntness was again laid bare before thousands of the cluba��s increasingly frustrated fans.

Becoming victorious in this encounter will become a beacon of hope to the large numbers of fans for the Black and White army who are slowly losing faith in the boys.

a�?We are hoping the team manages to secure all the three points in this match against Harare City as the gap between them and log leaders Ngezi Platinum is gradually increasing. We still hope to take the cup this time around,a�? said one staunch Bosso supporter Nkosinomusa Manzini.

In other matches, second-placed FC Platinum face Shabanie Mine at Mandava Stadium while struggling Bulawayo City face Yadah FC at Barbourfields.

On Sunday, run away leaders Ngezi Platinum will face newboys Bulawayo Chiefs who are hamstrung by injuries at Luveve.

The green machine Caps United will take on Mutare City at the National Sports Stadium. Struggling Dynamos will seek to return to winning ways when they face Triangle United at Gibbo while Chapungu face ZPC Kariba at Ascot.

Match Day 15 fixtures

Friday, June 1
Black Rhinos v Chicken Inn (National Sports Stadium)

Saturday, June 2
FC Platinum v Shabanie Mine (Mandava), Herentals v Nichrut (National Sports Stadium), Harare City v Highlanders (Rufaro), Bulawayo City v Yadah (Barbourfields)

Sunday, June 3
Caps United v Mutare City Rovers (National Sports Stadium), Chapungu v ZPC Kariba (Ascot), Bulawayo Chiefs v Ngezi Platinum Stars (Luveve), Triangle United v Dynamos (Gibbo)