BOSSO ELECTIONS 2015- It’s a promise to serve: Silandulo Dube

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Faith Silandulo

WITH the Highlanders’ executive committee elections on at the team’s clubhouse on Sunday, campaigning for the various posts is in full gear with candidates’ representatives seen dishing out flyers to club members at the annual general meeting on Sunday.

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Incumbent chairman Peter Dube goes into the elections unchallenged after Ernest “Maphepha” Sibanda was disqualified by the nomination court, while five names are lined up for the secretary post held by Andrew Tapela.

These are former team manager and medic Emmett Ndlovu, Donald Ndebele, Innocent Batsani Ncube, Pilate Mahlangu and Njabulo Bango.

Faith Silandulo Dube, former committee member Wisdom Mabhena and Cleopas Ngano are challenging incumbent committee member Charles “Six-One” Moyo.

Southern Eye Sport yesterday caught up with Silandulo Dube. He said besides fulfilling assignments delegated to him by the chairman if he is voted in, he had a passion for youth development.

“I believe in teamwork and respect for club and football statutes,” he said.

“If voted into office, I will cherish fulfilling all assignments delegated to me by the chairman and the executive committee members, but I have my own passion and that is youth development. I have been approached by members of the club and some fans in general to serve.”

He has previously been Zifa Bulawayo Province Junior League committee member and a pioneer of the Benjani Mwaruwari Youth Festival which has become an annual tournament for juniors in Bulawayo since 2012.

Dube was part of organisers of the Mwaruwari Testimonial match played in Harare in 2012 and has served in different capacities in Division One teams.

He was the chairperson of the local organising committee of the Kombani Youth Football Festival played in Plumtree in which Highlanders took part.

“One of the reasons why I am contesting is to encourage our young supporters to participate in our club activities,” he said.

“I believe the club will benefit a lot if the youth join as members and staunch fans. Given a choice, I would like to serve in the club’s marketing committee and not be confined to manning the turnstiles.

“I want to add value to other key focal activities drawing from the expertise as club committee member.”

He is a public health professional specialising in social behavioural science, especially on HIV and Aids. He holds a masters degree and is working towards a doctorate.