A goal by Allan Gahadzikwa in the 10th minute gave the Mighty Bulls a straight win over Bosso having won the two Castle Lager Premier Soccer Lague matches the two teams played against each other.
But more importantly, it gave the Harare side a cool $50 000 and a place in the 2012 Caf Confederations Cup as the winners of the tournament represent Zimbabwe in that Pan Africa contest.
Highlanders, on their part took home $20 000 for their gallant effort.
The outcome means the trophy is not leaving Harare since the tournament was introduced in 2008 when it was won by CAPS United. In 2009 Lengthens took the title home after beating Shooting Stars in the final and last year, it was Dynamos’ turn after beating bitter rivals, CAPS United in the final.
Driven on by Eric Mudzingwa Highlanders gave a good account of themselves but goals win matches. While Motor Action made full use of their chances Highlanders did not leading to the defeat.
The Mighty Bulls are now aiming for a double as they are challenging strongly in the league race to retain their title and a place in the Caf Champions League. Motor Action are at the top of the 16 team PSL table.
If they win the league, they will have a choice whether to play in the Champions League or in the Confederations Cup but should they decide on the Champions League as expected.
Banc ABC finallists Highlanders cannot take their place in the Confederations Cup as they are serving a three year ban by the Confederation of African football
This was after they withdrew from this year’s Confederations Cup long after they had already been drawn to play against Nchanga Rangers of Zambia something which the Caf rules do not permit.
The tournament has been worth it with a lot of drama including Dynamos’ loss to a nine men Motor Action, and the departure of Moses Chunga following pressure over his team’s exit.