Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Bosso To win The Tittle has To beat Dembare At mbare ; Nkomo ,

Highlanders defender Lawson Nkomo is still confident that the Bulawayo giants will win the title.

He said to win the league championship they would have to beat Dynamos when they clash in their next Premier Soccer League game.

Nkomo scored a gem of a goal deep into injury-time on Sunday for Highlanders as they beat a frustrating Black Mambas 1-0 and maintain their two-point difference with Dynamos.

Dembare are at the top of the log with 58 points from 25 outings and with only five games left, Nkomo believes the game against Dynamos will be a title decider.

"I think we are playing well and everyone is doing the best to make sure that we collect maximum points in every game. Some might write us off and say we have lost the championship to Dynamos but I beg to differ. We are going to beat Dynamos at Rufaro in our next game and that result will deliver the title to us," said Nkomo.

Nkomo has been swapping the rightback position with the defensively strong and determined Atlast Musasa and injured Bruce Tshuma and on Sunday he became the first Highlanders defender to find the back of the net this season.

Injuries have seen him getting little action and he admits that he is not yet fully fit.

"I am used to scoring from long-range because I know that I have power. What makes the goal against Black Mambas so sweet is that they wasted time a lot as they tried to frustrate us but because God is for us all, he smiled on us and I scored out of nothing. I shall forever cherish the goal and especially if we win the championship which I know we will do after beating Dynamos in our next game," said Nkomo.

However, Nkomo and the multitude of soccer followers will have to wait longer for what could be the title decider pitting the country's most followed clubs as the PSL has postponed Week 26 games due to national team activity.

Zimbabwe play Angola at the weekend.

The Castle Lager Premiership chief executive officer Kennedy Ndebele confirmed the postponement of the games in a communiqué sent to clubs yesterday.

"This serves to advise that there are no Castle Lager fixtures this weekend. The League fixtures will resume on the weekend of 26/27/28 October 2012. A full programme for the remainder of the season will be released before the end of the week," reads a message to the clubs.

This break might be a blessing in disguise for the Bulawayo giants ahead of the intriguing Battle of Zimbabwe Part Two as it will give the dreadlocked defender, Nkomo, a chance to recover for the tie.
Nkomo also spoke highly of the support that they have been getting from the Highlanders followers.

The hard-to-please Bosso fans have been the pillar of strength for the Bulawayo giants according to Nkomo as they no longer boo or whistle at them when things are not going their way.

"I am not 100 percent fit but I think I am getting there. I am working hard to make sure that I also play a big part in making sure that we realise our dream of being champions.

"As for the fans, they have been with us through thick and thin and we appreciate that. They should continue supporting us until we win this title together," said Nkomo.
Highlanders coach Kelvin Kaindu also said they were going to fight till the end.

"There is no luck in football. I thank God that we got a win. I believe in my team and I believe that we will conquer," said Kaindu.

After the epic battle, Dynamos will be away to Black Mambas probably at Rufaro followed by another away  match to Monomotapa at the same venue before playing host to Buffaloes.

DeMbare's last match of the season is an away game against Hardbody in Gweru.

As for Highlanders, they are left with two home games - against Buffaloes (Week 27) and Week 29 when they face FC Platinum.

Bosso will travel to Hardbody in Gweru and their last game of the season is against Blue Rangers.

Remaining League Games
Week 26: Monomotapa v Black Mambas, Hardbody v Shabanie Mine, Quelaton v Harare City, Dynamos v Highlanders, FC Platinum v Chicken Inn, Buffaloes v Hwange, Blue Rangers v Motor Action, Caps United v Gunners

Week 27: Black Mambas v Dynamos, Harare City v Caps United, Hwange v Hardbody, Chicken Inn v Blue Rangers, Shabanie Mine v FC Platinum, Motor Action v Quelaton, Highlanders v Buffaloes, Gunners v Monomotapa

Week 28: Monomotapa v Dynamos, Buffaloes v Black Mambas, Hardbody v Highlanders, Quelaton v Chicken Inn, Blue Rangers v Shabanie Mine, Caps United v Motor Action, FC Platinum v Hwange, Gunners v Harare City

Week 29: Dynamos v Buffaloes, Black Mambas v Hardbody, Motor Action v Gunners, Chicken Inn v Caps United, Shabanie Mine v Quelaton, Hwange v Blue Rangers, Highlanders v FC Platinum, Harare City v Monomotapa

Week 30: Monomotapa v Buffaloes, Blue Rangers v Highlanders, FC Platinum v Black Mambas, Hardbody v Dynamos, Harare City v Motor Action, Caps United v Shabanie Mine, Quelaton v Hwange, Gunners v Chicken Inn.
By Sbue
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