AFTER surviving a scare last week at Barbourfields, Highlanders return to the same venue, this against second placed Chicken Inn ravaged by injuries to key players in Week 10 of the Castle Lager Premiership race.
Bosso needed a penalty in the sixth minute of stoppage time, converted by Gabriel Nyoni to snatch a 1-1 draw against Harare City and halt a losing streak at home.
They had lost their last two matches against Chapungu and Caps United but after last week’s draw, Bosso coach Bongani Mafu said he was happy with progress being made by his side
However injuries to Obadiah Tarumbwa, Nqobizitha Masuku, Simon Munawa and Erick Mudzingwa could halt that progress.
Defender Teenage Hadebe is also out while Douglas Sibanda has travelled with the Warriors to South Africa for the Cosafa Cup.
“We have to soldier on; we have 24 hours to see if they can make the match. If they can’t those that will be selected have to do the job.
“This is a derby and all you need is passion and a big heart. It will be a tough match because Chicken Inn are playing well,” Mafu said Friday.
Chicken Inn coach Joey Antipas, who has seen his side notch six wins, two draws and a loss to sit second with 20 points, said a derby has no form.
Encouraging start to the season … Chicken Inn coach Joey Antipas