HIGHLANDERS captain Innocent Mapuranga’s moniker is “Durawall” for his “impermeability” in the heart of defence.
Nevertheless, many will recall one afternoon when former Harare City winger Silas Songani made mockery of the moniker turning the durawall into a loose plain wire.
Songani might have been lost to the cold weather of Europe where he is now playing for Danish Superliga side Sonderjyske, but memories of him leaving Mapuranga sprawling on the ground on his way to scoring a memorable goal in a 4-0 rout still linger in many fans’ memories.
That brought reality check on Bosso fans and management that at 36, their captain’s pair of legs might be in urgent need of a replacement.
However, Mapuranga who turned 37 on January 1 and probably one of the oldest players in the Premiership is not ready to throw in the towel.
He is also unfazed by his side’s recent signing of his seemingly heir apparent Felix Chindungwe.
Moreso, Songani who exposed him as a mere mortal, is not even among the toughest opponents that Mapuranga has faced. Instead; former Caps United strikers Brian and Leonard Tsipa fill that space.
“I will play until my body doesn’t allow me to run. Chindungwe is not a threat.
“He is just bringing in competition,” said the steely defender.”