Highlanders Bosso Tshilamoya beat a determined Hardbody FC in stylish fashion playing scintillating football that reminded many of the days gone by. Amahlolanyama put 5 after going a goal down.
Hardbody managed to net 3 times, including a gem of goal of their own. However, it was the great goals and the team attacking and creating proper chances in front goal for the strikers that was a joy to watch as Highlanders ran rings around hard bodies.
In the mix was the ever green Graham Ncube who beat the goalkeeper twice with Masimba Mambare, Simon Munawa, Heritani Masuku weighing in with other delightful goals.
The team built an attack from the back, creating a fast paced momentum to the middle of the park and carrying the ball into the box. A relatively well attended match, entertainment was the order of the day, with the ever present threat of more goals.
The inactivity of last weekend may have had impact on the attendance, but the spirit and the vibe was never dampened as memories of the road-show days came alive. Bosso will be expecting to visit Mutare next week and probably claim the scalp of another unassuming victim.
Lining up as Ariel Sibanda, Atlast Musasa, Honest Moyo, Eric Mudzingwa, Innocent Mapuranga, Simon Munawa, Milton Ncube, Graham Ncube, Bheki Ncube, Mthulisi Maphosa and Peter Moyo, the attention was on Milton, the hat-trick hero of the last match that Bosso won 4-0.
Bosso did not play last week as FC Platinum were away on the African Safari in Sudan, and their mid-week engagement in the Independence Cup on Wednesday mean that the two teams’ anticipated rivalry will have to wait another week or two. FC poached a few talented players and are seen as a spin-off of the Bulawayo team.
Conceding first and eventually three goals will not go down well with coach Kelvin Kaindu, but then the response of five goals may appease him for a moment but he will not surely take the same in the next game. The flowing movement and fantastic passing coupled with the attractive build-up are surely a positive sign to build on.