Sikhumbuzo Moyo Senior Sports Reporter
TSHOLOTSHO Football Club have made a bold and highly ambitious declaration that they will lift their inaugural Premiership title in 2017.The declaration was made by the club chairman Mlamuli Phiri when he made a presentation last Friday at the Tsholotsho Rural District Council boardroom during a tour by the Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Jonathan Moyo who was also accompanied by the Provincial Affairs Minister for Matabeleland North, Cain Mathema as well as Chief Magama and Chief Gampu.
“As Tsholotsho Football Club, we’ve so much belief in the figure three. We gave ourselves three years to gain promotion to Division One from Two which we did and once in Division One, we set on being in the Premier League in three years time and again we managed to achieve our target so today we’re announcing again that we intend lifting the league title in three years time,” said Phiri.
He declared that they would not return to Division One.
“We’ll have challenges yes, just like any other team but we’re determined to make our followers proud, it’s unfortunate that we’ll not be able to play our first game at home but we still remain confident that we’ll come back to our real home,” said the Tsholotsho FC chairman.
Minister Moyo revealed that the construction of Tsholotsho Stadium would now be undertaken by the government as it meets the national policy planning criteria.
A team of government engineers is already on the ground in Tsholotsho doing preliminary work on the construction site while leading civil construction company, JR Goddard Construction will carry out construction work at cost.