Mahii ready for Bosso challenge


In Bulawayo

ASPIRING Highlanders Football Club committee member Bheka “Mahii” Sibanda believes he is ready and has what it takes to work with other committee members in turning around the fortunes of the club.
Sibanda who is being challenged by Mgcini Mafu for the committee member’s post is adamant he will make it judging from what he has done for the club so far and the vision and ideas he has for Bosso. The Highlanders elections are set for the beginning of next month and will see the chairperson, secretary-general and committee member’s posts being contested for.

The other two posts of vice chairperson and treasurer will be contested for next year.  “Highlanders is a big institution that should be well resourced and win championships and cups. “A club that should compete in Africa and market players, it should be a club that every player wishes and dreams to play for,” Sibanda told the Daily News on Sunday.

“I am not coming in to try and benefit from Highlanders but instead Bosso should benefit from my being there. I want to work for the betterment of the club,” he added

Sibanda who is also a businessman has made a number of financial contributions to Highlanders. He has paid affiliation fees for Bosso 90 a development side playing in the Southern Region Division One. He has provided refreshments for ball boys on the team’s home matches and also made contributions towards the welfare of the junior technical team amongst other things.

Mahii as he is known in football circles believes there is no need to reinvent the wheel at Highlanders but there is need to put more emphasis and effort on the implementation of ideas and have time frames for some set goals to be achieved.

“Bosso is an institution already in existence but we need to set time frames for some things to be implemented. We also need to be the powerhouse of Zimbabwe football by winning championships. That’s what Bosso fans want,” he

“We also need more income generating projects that will stabilise our financial standing and also improve facilities we already have. Our clubhouse, officeand house in Luveve need extensions and facelifts.

“No doubt we need a vibrant junior policy that will see the club producing national team and international leagues players.” The aspiring committee member believes it will not be easy but he will make it against his rival.

“It’s not easy; we are all vying to serve Highlanders. I think I have covered enough ground, however, the Highlanders family will decide and I am hoping they will consider me.

“But in all honesty at the end of the day it’s not about Mahii but Highlanders,” Sibanda said.

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