100 turn out for Bosso day

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“As a club, we do not condone violence of any nature whether provoked or not and we have in the past released statements that it’s not OK for fans to engage in rowdy behaviour as it brings a lot of problems to the club,”

JUST 100 people turned out for the planned Highlanders “meet the players and technical staff” fete held at the Clubhouse on Saturday.

THANDIWE MOYO
SPORTS CORRESPONDENT

Although Bosso chief executive officer Ndumiso Gumede said the day went well the number of attendées was a far cry from the thousands of Highlanders supporters that watched Sunday’s match against Caps United at Barbourfields Stadium.

“It went reasonably well. The day was organised for supporters to meet the technical team and the players and we had just over 100 people who came. We had visitors from Hwange, Gaborone (Botswana), South Africa and Harare,” Gumede said.

“The one major issue that most supporters wanted to know was how quickly the supporters’ chapters in the different areas would be formed. They said some of them found it difficult to get membership cards or pay subscriptions because they have to travel to Bulawayo,” Gumede said.

He said it was the same issue raised when they went to Victoria Falls two weeks ago and their aim would be to establish chapters countrywide.

“The supporters said there is a need to decentralise which is the same thing which the secretary (Emmett Ndlovu) said when he returned from South Africa,” Gumede said.

He said they were targeting more than 20 000 fans this year.

“They are the ones that will help dictate how the club should be run. We are targeting all those Facebook users and we want them to be members in the end.

“They must come and show their support to the club and reap the benefits of being a member,” Gumede added.

2 COMMENTS

  1. That is good for a start but still that is not good enough as that number can come from one township in Bulawayo. Let us work to attract a million people for such an occasion. It can be done if people are serious and open doors for lots of people. Secondly i believe the BOSSO membership fee is too high, this is a community team let’s bring down the fee to catch a bigger number.

  2. I am in agreement with mandla moyo optimistic sentiments in his commentary, but would however wish to point out that the subdued turn out at the event probably arises from the situation in which most people do not have spare cash to spend on luxuries, as a result of the poorly performing economy. I feel Management should consider identifying fund-raising opportunities and implement these at major Bosso football matches.

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