BULAWAYO giants Highlanders FC beat newly promoted Nichrut FC 1-0 in front of a packed Barbourfields Stadium on Sunday.
Godfrey Makaruse scored the only goal of the match in the 52nd minute.
Premiership new boys Nichrut played their hearts out but veteran goalkeeper Ariel Sibanda made crucial saves for Bosso.
Elsewhere, defending champions FC Platinum beat air force men Chapungu FC by 2-0 at Ascot Stadium in Gweru.
Goals by Ali Sadiki and Gift Mbweti sealed the win for pure platinum.
In Zvishavane it ended one-all with Evans Chikwaikwai scoring for Mutare City FC and Trevor Ajana equalising Shabanie.
Sunday Results: Highlanders 1-0 Nichrut, CAPS United 2-0 Herentals, Shabanie Mine 1-1 Mutare City, Chapunga 0-2 FC Platinum