Highlanders head coach Erol Akbay says he expects a tough match against How Mine in the Chibuku Super Cup quarterfinal clash on Sunday.

Akbay admitted Kelvin Kaindu’s squad is highly organised and Highlanders would need to raise their game.

Speaking at the Highlanders weekly press conference Akbay said, “How Mine is not small team. We have met and beaten them twice already but it was not easy. “It’s going to be a tough game.

“We have to make sure we win the game in regular time we need to avoid penalties at all costs.

How Mine knocked out Dynamos in the first round through a penalty shoot-out while Highlanders beat Mutare City 2-1.