Capitalk Reporter |  9 months ago | sport
A 55th minute strike by Stanley Ngala made a difference in the tension-filled Uhuru Cup Final match which saw Highlanders win against ten-man Dynamos at Barbourfields stadium yesterday.
The Highlanders put in a solid shift as they battled hard to wrestle the Independence Trophy from traditional football rivals the Dynamos in front of a capacity crowd at Barbourfields. Bosso hung on to the solitary goal, and when referee Arnold Ncube blew the final whistle, the home fans went into a frenzy.
The Highlanders coach, Mandla Mpofu, was elated by the win and dedicated the silverware to the Bosso supporters. It feels good to win the Independence Cup. This victory is for the multitude of fans who came to celebrate our Independence.
As much as it was more of a friendly encounter, as I said during the course of the week, it doesn’t matter what’s at stake when you play Dynamos, you always want to win. Today I’m happy; it was a very tough game, a very tactical game. The most important thing to remember was to make sure the cup stays here. We need to cut our celebrations short because in five days' time we are playing FC Platinum, "said Mpofu.
Dynamos coach Tonderai Ndiraya congratulated Bosso on the success. Football is the winner today. Most importantly, the atmosphere was electric and we really enjoyed the match. We wish this could be the case week in and week out.
"We want people back in the stadium, but most importantly, I’m happy that the day has ended with such an electrifying atmosphere. As you saw, people were happy, and congratulations to the Highlanders. We’re happy. 42 years of freedom. I’m happy despite us losing today, "said Ndiraya.