Highlanders coach Madinda Ndlovu has described their loss to ZPC Kariba at Barbourfields on Sunday as a bitter defeat.

The match seemingly headed for a draw but Tawanda Nyamandwe’s effort in the injury time gave the visitors a 2-1 win. The late goal came after the Bosso captain Honest Moyo was denied by the woodwork in the 81st minute.

“I’ll term it as a bitter defeat looking at how we’ve thrown away the game,” said Madinda.

“Of course credit will go to ZPC Kariba for the awareness they showed. We were in control of the game for almost three-quarters of the match.

“We moved the ball very well, but I think the turning point was the mistake from the goalkeeper. It was a costly mistake that cost us a point.”

Keeper Arial Sibanda made two mistakes which both resulted in ZPC Kariba scoring. His first boob came on the stroke of the hour when he spilt Samuel Makawa’s low shot into the path of Moses Demera who pounced on the loose ball.

In the second goal, Sibanda moved to the centre circle when Highlanders was taking a corner-kick at the other end. The set-piece was cleared, and the ball fell to substitute Tawanda Nyamandwe aimed at goal and scored.