Highlanders’ new coach Hendrik Pieter de Jongh will take charge of his first league match in the Bulawayo Derby against Chicken Inn at Barbourfields Stadium today.

The Dutchman arrived at the club last week and had his first assignment against Dynamos on Sunday in the Chibuku Super Cup which he won 1-0.

“We play one of the top teams, Chicken Inn. A big game tomorrow (today), the mood is good,” he said ahead of the match.

“I have got information about Chicken Inn. I did some research on the internet. I have respect for Chicken Inn. They are a good team. I know we lost the first match and from the information I got, it will not be easy tomorrow, but I hope for a good result.”

Highlanders lost 3-0 in the reverse fixture played at the same venue in May.

Meanwhile, Ngezi Platinum Stars coach Rodwell Dhlakama will also preside his first league match for Madamburo this afternoon against ZPC Kariba.

Dhlakama was appointed the interim coach last week, replacing Erol Akbay.