Highlanders coach Hendrik Pieter de Jongh has blasted Dynamos’ dirty tricks just moments before their league meeting started at Rufaro Stadium on Sunday.

Bosso players and staff spent 35 minutes outside the venue as the gates were still closed and had to scale the fence into the supporters’ zone to gain access into the stadium.

“How is it possible that we had to spend 35 minutes out of the stadium,” said de Jongh

“I have never seen that in my life, it’s a lack of organisation. It’s not possible that you stay 35 minutes outside the stadium and the gates are not opened.”

The gaffer also slammed the condition of the pitch at Rufaro Stadium which had patches of mud due to the heavy rains which poured on the previous day.

“Football is for the fans and has to be played on good ground, on a good pitch,” he said.

“This pitch is so bad and it doesn’t make it possible for good football.”

The visitors surged ahead in the 71st minute after Tinashe Makanda slotted home a low shot. Dynamos replied ten minutes later through Evans Katema’s header as it ended 1-1.