PREMIERSHIP giants Dynamos and Highlanders renew their rivalry when they clash in the reverse Castle Lager league tie on Sunday.
The two teams are set to meet again the following weekend in the final of the Commander Zimbabwe National Army Charities Shield final at Rufaro on August 2.
However, it is their meeting at Barbourfields that will be under the spotlight after Dynamos edged their opponents 3-2 in a hugely controversial match marred by questionable refereeing decision that eventually claimed the scalp of first assistant referee Bongani Gadzika for disallowing what appeared a legitimate goal by Highlanders forward Edmore Muzanenhamo.
Gadzikwa was suspended by the referees committee for denying Highlanders a genuine goal ruling that Muzanenhamo was in an offside position when he scored.
Now, as the country’s biggest football rivals meet again, there is still some unfinished business as Highlanders would be seeking revenge.
Bosso have not beaten their rivals in a league match since 2006- the year they last won the championship.
They will feel hard done by the referee in their previous match as they displayed perhaps their best show in recent years and could have won the match had it not been for questionable officiating.
In another match, Caps United host Harare City in the reverse fixture at the National Sports Stadium. The two teams drew 0-0 in the first meeting. Caps United coach, Mark Mathe, maintained on Tuesday:
“Like I have said before this match is always difficult. It is like a derby,” said Mathe.
“The last time we were playing at their home ground Rufaro, it was a tale of two halves in which they dominated, creating opportunities and in the second half we also had opportunities.
“It is going to be another difficult match but we are likely to see a different approach from both teams.”
Caps United have won two of their last five matches which included a 2-0 victory over log leaders Chicken Inn and another 2-0 defeat of Tsholotsho.
They have drawn the other three matches against Chicken Inn, Harare City and Flame Lily.
Harare City have drawn their last three matches before the short break including back to back draws against Premiership newcomers Flame Lily. They overcame Dongo 3-0 and (Chapungu 2-0) in the other two matches.Advertisement
Saturday: Flame Lily FC Vs Tsholotsho FC (Lafarge Stadium), ZPC Kariba FC Vs Triangle United FC (Nyamhunga Stadium), Chapungu FC v Whawha FC (Ascot Stadium 1400hrs SS) .
Sunday: Dongo Sawmill FC vs Chicken Inn FC (Vengere Stadium ), Hwange FC vs How Mine FC (Colliery Stadium), Highlanders FC Vs Dynamos FC ( Barbourfields Stadium 1500hrs SS) Buffaloes FC Vs FC Platinum (Sakubva Stadium), Caps United FC Vs Harare City FC (National Sports Stadium).