Highlanders clinched the 2019 Chibuku Super Cup after edging out Ngezi Platinum Stars 1-0 in the final played at Barbourfields Stadium on Saturday.
Prince Dube scored a first half disputed goal which gave Bosso their first triumph in the cup since its return in 2014. The Bulawayo giants will represent Zimbabwe in the 2020/21 CAF Confederation Cup season.
The play was concentrated in the midfield in the opening moments but Bosso soon gained the ground and launched a couple of raids.
MacClive Phiri’s strike in the 7th minute went over while Tinashe Makanda’s free-kick from a range almost found its way to the back of the net but Nelson Chadya parried it away to concede a corner-kick.
Ngezi, at the other end, tried to play crosses into the box but Ariel Sibanda was always alert to thwart any danger.
On the stroke of half-time, Dube struck from a range and his effort hit the woodwork before it bounced outside the goal line. Ngezi protested the goal as they felt the ball didn’t cross the line but the referee turned them down.
Madamburo controlled the better part of the second half as Tshilamoya sat back to absorb the pressure.
Dube almost scored his second of the day in the 72nd but was denied 1-v-1 by Chadya.
The game ended with Highlanders leading 1-0.