TSHOLOTSHO coach Farai Tavachera has warned Highlanders to expect a tough match when the two side face off at Dulivhadzimu Stadium in Beitbridge on Wednesday.
Tavachera is bubbling with confidence after his side held defending champions Caps United to a 1-1 draw in a Castle Lager Premiership tie at their fortress – the National Sports Stadium – on Sunday.
“If we can come to National Sports Stadium and get a point, at home, it will be tough for Highlanders.
“We have a lot of unknown young players hungry to prove a point. I expect a bruising encounter,” said Tavachera.
The only dent for Iziqholo Zezhwane as they are affectionately known was the expulsion of their skipper Nkosilathi Moyo in the 90th minute when he was booked for the second time by referee Brighton Chimene during the match against Caps United.
Nkosana Siwela scored the goal that counted for Tsholotsho to earn a crucial point against Caps United who drew level through a headed goal by Ronald Pfumbidzai.
But Highlanders are also high on confidence after overcoming Sunday Chidzambwa’s ZPC Kariba in a five-goal thriller.
Bosso has had a nervy start to the campaign in which they have won two and lost one to premiership returnees Shabanie Mine.
They will be looking to reassert their authority as they make the trip to Dulivhadzimu.
Wednesday: Harare City v Bulawayo City (NSS), Ngezi Platinum v Caps United (Baobab), ZPC Kariba v Shabanie (Nyamhunga) Tsholotsho v Highlanders (Dulivhadzimu), FC Platinum v Triangle (Maglas), Chapungu v Yadah (Ascot), Bantu Rovers v Hwange (Luveve)
Thursday: Dynamos v How Mine (NSS), Chicken Inn v Black Rhinos (Luveve)