In a statement that might receive backlash from fans, Highlanders coach Madinda Ndlovu says they really needed to win the match against Dynamos as the match has sentimental value to the ‘ Ndebele’ community.

“It’s always good to make your people happy. I am happy they are singing, it helps them to forget a lot of things,” said Ndlovu.

“This game has sentimental value to the Ndebele, to the Highlanders fans and family. Dynamos had dominated us for up to ten years and now we are almost halfway through, trying to cover up that dominance they had.”

Cleopas Kapupurika was the hero for Highlanders scoring the crucial goal in the second half in which he had a good game against his former club.

Although Kapupurika got the important goal that made the difference, Ray Lunga continued to be Highlanders’ trump card, with his rich vein of form. Brian Banda also weighed in with a good performance in the midfield.

The win pushed Highlanders to 14 points and managed to cast away the focus on Ndlovu leaving the club after reports from Botswana suggested that he will be joining Gaborone United in July.