Leonard Ncube Victoria Falls Reporter
THREE Highlanders members vying for the club’s vice-chairman post took their campaign to Victoria Falls on Thursday where each of them promised to rope in sponsors and revive the junior policy so the club doesn’t waste money buying players.
Presenting their respective manifestos to the club’s Victoria Falls chapter, the three candidates Nkosilathi Ncube, Kenneth Mhlophe and Modern Ngwenya said Bosso was saddled with debts because of a poor recruitment policy where players that do not have the club at heart are engaged and end up suing the team for outstanding monies.
Ncube, 46 said once elected, his vision was to embark on Public-Private-Partnership to source money for the club.
“A good shepherd is the one who takes care of his sheep. I’m a Bulawayo man and my grandfather Tafi Moyo was the club’s patron so igazi lobukhosi likhona. My blood is black and white,’ he said.
“I have plans for the team. There is money for the club out there but people lack the initiative. We can invite companies who can adopt the club house or office.”
Ncube, a club life member since 1987, said the post of vice chairman needs somebody who is vibrant.
Mhlophe, 59, who runs Nokel Security in Bulawayo said he had business partners abroad who were willing to pour money into the club.
“I’m a person with a vision and with my maturity I can unite the executive and revive the junior policy. I have business partners as far as South Africa and I want projects such as club house and Manwele to make profits,” he said.
“I’m ready to work for you,” he said. “I believe in transparency and open door policy.”
Ngwenya, 43, owns an electric company Virmod and chairs Bosso supporters’ chapter in Harare.
He said his goal was to empower supporters’ chapters countrywide.
“My vision is to mobilise supporters and revive the junior policy while also leveraging on existing sponsorship. Executive members should come from anywhere in the country because Bosso iteam yezwelonke. I want to advocate for one constitution for all chapters but I’m ready to adhere to policy,” said Ngwenya.
He said once in office he would advocate for chapters to adopt juniors to relieve debt pressure from the executive.
Members of the Bosso Victoria Falls chapter chaired by Morgan Dube said they would ensure the best candidate gets the job.
Submission of nomination forms closes today.
Harare-based Mgcini Sibhalo Mpofu is the incumbent executive vice-chairman while Bulawayo businessman Donald Ndebele holds the treasurer’s post, having been co-opted last year following the resignation of Jerry Sibanda.
Ndebele will face the challenge of city banker Charles Ndlovu.