The victory took the ‘Green Machine’ point tally to 63, two more than FC Platinum, who were 3-0 winners at relegation bound Tsholotsho.
Head coach Chitembwe paid tribute to his players for their resilience throughout a season riddled with challenges.
“It has been a long journey, glory be to God. Special mention goes to the players, their perseverance was awesome,” he said.
Highlanders posed a serious challenge to eventual title winners but a capitulation towards the finishing line saw them finishing third, seven points behind the eventual champions.
Dethroned champions Chicken Inn finished a distant fourth with 47 points.