The scramble for Bulawayo resurrect at Barbourfields.

Allen Mpofu, Benhilda Chauruka and Bruce Ngwenya : Bulawayo Chiefs Media

1 week ago

 Bulawayo Chiefs and Highlanders will renew their rivalry as they lock horns in the Castle lager Premier Soccer League match on Sunday at Barbourfields Stadium.


Nevermind the three points at stake, but a contest where both teams will fully load their arsenal in-order to show who runs the City. Derbies are not a walk in the park but a game of determination which can have a nuance in the rest of the league campaign.  


Both Bulawayo Chiefs and Highlanders FC will be looking to collect the maximum three points to stay in touch within the league table toppers.


Nilton Terroso’s men have somehow brought back their season on track after a few blows in their previous games. They have managed to patch those blows with three draws and two wins in their past five games which brought a sigh of relief in the Ninja camp.


Chiefs are coming from one nil win over their fellow neighbours Bulawayo City at Barbourfields Stadium. However winning two games in a row at Barbourfieds would be doing something nobody else has managed to do this season with Bosso vowing to turn Emagumeni into a fortress.


It has not been all rosy at the other side of the town, the men in black and white have been under the spotlight for fossil reasons. They had their game against FC Platinum being abandoned at Mandava due to chaos and had a one all draw against Chicken Inn.


The two results have left the head coach Mandla Mpofu under a numerous pressure from the boiling Bosso fans ahead of one of the much anticipated matches of the weekend.


Despite their previous win against City, Terroso is not carried away as he dismissed the claim that their previous game will have an impact in the Highlanders game.


“It does not have any influence on what will happen on Sunday, it does not have an influence on how we will perform or how will Highlanders perform, its up to us like I said during the week to make sure that we have corrected the things that we made mistakes on” said Terroso.

Chiefs and Bosso have played each other four times in the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League with each side having been victorious two times. On their last encounter it was Amakhosi who came out on top with a one goal win over Highlanders.


Amakhosi are currently sitting on tenth position with 17 points and their Sunday opponents are sitting on twelfth position with 15 points.


All the roads will lead to Barbourfields on Sunday as the two football teams of Bulawayo will battle it out for the much needed three points.