Triangle (1) 1
Highlanders (1) 2
Report by Kenneth Nyangani
Highlanders edged Triangle at Gibbo Stadium yesterdayto maintain their clean start to the season but finished the match without their coach Kevin Kaindu, after he was sent off for remonstrating with the referee.
Kaindu was dismissed nine minutes from full-time, but the setback did not stop Bosso from registering their third successive win.
The victory saw the Bulawayo giants maintaining their second position on the league table after leaders FC Platinum also won their fixture against police outfit Black Mambas.
Highlanders drew first blood in the 25th minute through Bruce Kangwa, whose angled shot beat Ashley Reyners who kept goal for Triangle.
However, Bosso’s lead proved temporary as Willard Gondo pounced on a loose ball in the 38th minute to beat Highlanders goalkeeper Munyaradzi Diya.
It was Gondo’s second goal in as many matches after also finding the target against Shabanie on Easter Monday.
In the 52nd minute Triangle had a chance to take the lead after a neat exchange of passes between Nhamo and Charles Makoto who later shot over the bar with only Diya to beat.
In the 82nd minute substitute Masimba Mambare who came in for Honest Moyo tapped the ball home to give Highlanders the insurance goal.
Kaindu said he was impressed by the way Triangle applied themselves given that its their first season in the topflight league.
“Triangle is a good side for a team that was playing in Division One last season. They gave us a good game, but their coach needs to work on a number of areas,” he said.
His opposite number Gishon Ntini blamed his charges for wasting chances. “We created a number of chances which we could not put away. We played well and could have won this tie,” said Ntini.