Premiership giants Dynamos and Highlanders managed to come up with a one all draw in their rivalry reverse Castle Lager league tie on Sunday. As the country’s biggest football rivals met again, there were some unfinished business as Highlanders was seeking revenge.
The two teams set to meet again the following weekend in the final of the Commander Zimbabwe National Army Charities Shield final at Rufaro on August 2, shared the spoils with Dynamos seven points ahead of the Byo Giants.
Mthulisi Maphosa headed Bosso in the front after 27 minutes from a corner by Obadiah Tarumbwa before Chinyama’s equaliser. And, with that early goal Bosso fans went wild as they hoped the lead will be long lived.
Chinyama had earlier ‘scored’ the equaliser for Dynamos in the 37rd minute but referee Philani Ncube, who had a firm hand on the game dishing our four yellow cards, disallowed the goal after adjudging that the big striker had barged into Highlanders goalkeeper Njabulo Nyoni from behind before scoring.
However, three minutes after the break Chinyama levelled the scoreline ensuring Dynamos maintained their dominance over Highlanders in this Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match.
Bosso have not beaten their rivals in a league match since 2006- the year they last won the championship. This have not been well with the Bosso fans.
While there was the notion that the encounter will always have violence, the match was played in a peaceful manner and the fans simply walked away from the stadium peacefully when Ncube blew his whistle.
During the game, players from both sides hugged each other in a true spirit of friendship, much to the chagrin of those who had expected violence as the police kept a close eye on proceedings in and outside the stadium.