HIGHLANDERS chairman Peter Dube has lambasted Harare City for the way his team was treated before their Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match at Rufaro Stadium on Saturday. It was a terrible weekend for coach Kelvin Kaindu and his players.
Harare City, chaired by former Premier Soccer League secretary general Leslie Gwindi, locked Highlanders out of the stadium on Friday afternoon forcing the visitors to train on dusty grounds outside the match venue.
As if that was not enough, on match day, the team bus was locked out of the venue for more than 30 minutes and when they were eventually allowed in, head coach Kaindu was further humiliated when he was asked to produce his identity particulars.
Upon getting into the dressing room, the team found pieces of black and white cloth and white powder strewn around.
"This is rubbish and one would not believe it if you were not at Rufaro Stadium but I personally witnessed it because I was also kept out for close to 10 minutes and already the team bus was outside. As a club we will make an informed decision on the way forward after our executive meeting," said Dube.
Coach Kaindu was also not amused by the dirty tactics employed by Harare City ahead of the match which ended 0-0 and saw Bosso maintain their unbeaten run after 19 games and still with a chance of landing their first league title since 2006.
"I commend the boys for the good performance despite the frustration. I must however warn our opponents that the more they do funny things like that the more we will become stronger," said Kaindu.
On the championship charge, the Zambian said the race was still wide open.
"We are building a team that must win things and a good team does that," said Kaindu.
The draw saw Bosso's eight point lead reduced to six by arch rivals Dynamos, who have two games in hand, after the Glamour boys pummelled city rivals Caps United 3-0 at Rufaro Stadium in what should clearly spell doom for Makepekepe.
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