BUFFALOES coach Luke Masomere yesterday said his side will have to put its challenges aside and aim for maximum points when they lock horns with Highlanders in a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match at Sakubva Stadium in Mutare today.
The Mutare side is facing financial challenges.
On Wednesday they arrived at lunch time for their match against Triangle at Gibbo Stadium because of poor travel arrangements.
Masomere said they were prepared to face Highlanders who returned to the top of the log after their mid-week win against Harare City at Barbourfields Stadium.
“It is going to be a very tough match.Knowing how Highlanders play, we want to end their fine run,” he said.
“We are more than ready for Highlanders despite the challenges we are facing.
“Playing Highlanders is just like playing Dynamos, it’s self-motivating.
“You cannot compare us to Highlanders in terms of history, achievements and support base. We are a small team, but we are working hard so that we get recognised.”
Masomere said the 1-5 loss to Triangle was now water under the bridge.
“We lost in Triangle, but we were our own enemies.We failed to organise ourselves because we had no time to rest before the match. But I am not losing sleep over that game,” he said.
Highlanders coach Kelvin Kaindu said they were ready for the encounter.
“We are alright. We are going to play a difficult game. They are wounded and they are likely to defend,” he said.
“They have played well considering their position on the log. The better side of the day will win.”
Bosso will miss Mthulisi Maphosa and Gabriel Nyoni who are nursing injuries.
Kaindu said captain Innocent Mapuranga was due to undergo assesment yesterday afternoon.
Highlanders would want to maintain their unbeaten run while Buffaloes would hope to be the first to hand the Bulawayo giants first defeat of the season.