Bosso express gratitude to Ezra Tshisa Sibanda

Published: 17 October 2019
HIGHLANDERS chairperson Kenneth Mhlophe has praised United Kingdom-based radio personality Ezra "Tshisa" Sibanda for his crowd-funding efforts to help the Bulawayo giants. While the Daily News could not immediately verify the exact amount raised by the initiative so far, sources close to the club yesterday indicated that it was now in the region of US$ 1 200. The money has gone towards the welfare of players particularly their winning bonuses and other incentives.

"On behalf of Highlanders FC, I would like to thank you for your fundraising initiative which has contributed to the club's finances," Mhlophe wrote to Sibanda this month.

"The funds received by the club went a long way in taking care of the welfare of players. We are grateful to see members coming on board to assist the club in times of need.

"May you kindly continue with this positive energy and attitude and also extend our warm gratitude to all those who heeded to your call to make and continue making contributions."

Sibanda took to social media to respond to the letter he had received from the Bosso chairperson.

"It's good to be appreciated for any little help you give. Thanks Highlanders FC chairperson Kenneth Mhlophe and the team for your letter of gratitude towards our fundraising venture for the club," he wrote on his official Facebook page.

"Highlanders is our team, together we can make it thrive and we will never let it die. I want to thank each and every one of my friends around the world who heed to the call and donated towards helping the club.

"Bosso means the world to some of us, let's help the club in these difficult economic conditions. Amahlolanyama needs you."

Before Sibanda launched his crowd funding initiative, Bosso were at times failing to meet their financial obligations. Players had gone on strike during pre-season due to unpaid signing-on fees and bonuses severely hampering the technical team's plans for the 2019 campaign

The team almost failed to travel to Triangle for a game against the Sugar Sugar Boys where they went on to lose 2-0 after arriving in the Lowveld just a few hours before kick-off. Results on the pitch were severely affected by the lack of financial resources leaving the club in a precarious position on the log.

Highlanders have, however, turned around their fortunes in recent weeks especially after the appointment of Dutch coach Hendrikus Pieter de Jongh. The Dutchman is undefeated in four games across all competitions with three wins and a draw to see them climb further away from the relegation zone.

Bosso are now in 10th place on the log with 35 points from 26 games with a top four finish not out of their reach considering the inconsistence of the teams above them.
- dailynews
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