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OLD foes Highlanders and CAPS United resume their rivalry, in a season in which both are hoping to clinch the league title, when they clash in a Castle Lager Premiership blockbuster at Barbourfields tomorrow.

The Green Machine might have some hope of getting a positive result at Barbourfields where Highlanders have twice surrendered a slender 1-0 lead and failed to bag maximum points in their last two matches at home.

Last Sunday Highlanders drew 1-1 with Hwange and on Thursday they were held by the same scoreline by Chicken Inn.

Tomorrow, Bosso will be without their coach Kelvin Kaindu who is in the United Kingdom for his coaching course graduation ceremony.

Also ruled out is midfielder Mthulisi Maphosa who is walking with the aid of crutches after picking an injury against Hwange while striker Milton Ncube is subject to a late fitness test.

Speaking after seeing his side draw with Chicken Inn, Kaindu was positive that his charges would bounce back tomorrow.

“Obviously, the game against CAPS United is a big one and we have to rectify the mistakes that we made today (against Chicken Inn).

“We just have to bounce back and we hope the supporters will cheer the team throughout the game,” he said.

Bosso have stood firm by Munyaradzi Diya who gifted Chicken Inn a priceless goal with sources saying the goalkeeper had a counseling session yesterday and was still failing to deal with his emotions, sobbing throughout the session.

He is likely to get the nod ahead of Njabulo “Popo” Nyoni and former national team number one goalkeeper Ariel Sibanda.

Captain Innocent Mapuranga might be brought back into the starting line-up to instill some sanity in the defence line which was equally to blame for the goal Chicken Inn got.

The midfield where the battle is likely to be won or lost Highlanders has Erick Mudzingwa, Welcome Ndiweni, Kudakwashe Mahachi, Knox Mutizwa, Rahman Kutsanzira, Joel Ngodzo and Valentine Ndaba at their disposal.

Charles Sibanda, Ozias Zibande and a doubtful Ncube will lead their attack.

CAPS United’s midfield is built around Hardlife Zvirekwi, Moses Muchenje, Dominic Mukandi and Tendai Samanja who has been outstanding so far this season in a defensive role.

Bosso have to be wary of leftback Ronald Pfumbidzai who is dangerous when overlapping, as well as striker Dominic Chungwa who has been on target a number of times this season.

Source : The Herald