Highlanders coach Mandla Mpofu expressed disappointment with his team’s defence against FC Platinum on Sunday.

Bosso gave away a soft goal in the first half which forced them to come from behind and snatch a point after ending the match in a 1-1 stalemate. Goalkeeper Ariel Sibanda converted from the spot on the stroke of halftime, cancelling out Albert Eonde’s 36th-minute advantage to the visitors.

“I think they could have scored maybe two with the mistakes we made at the back,” said Mpofu in his post-match presser. “But these things happen in football so we have to move forward and soldier on.”

Despite making a couple of mistakes at the back, Highlanders managed to put a decent overall performance, dominating the midfield and creating a couple good chances.

Prince Dube had some good opportunities coming on his way but luck was just not on his side. He came closest on goal a few moments after FC Platinum got the lead, and was denied by the crossbar.

Brian Banda also came face to face with the keeper after a beautiful solo run but saw his shot going wide.

“Overall in terms of our tactics we did very well; we wanted to keep possession and we did that. We are not happy with the result today, but we have so many games to play so it’s back to the drawing board, and see how we can get those results coming,” said Mpofu