Highlanders legends elect new leadership

chairman Ernest “Maphepha” Sibanda

LEGENDARY former Highlanders and national team defender Douglas “British” Mloyi is the new chairman of the Former Highlanders Players’ Association after being voted in by members at an election held at the Bosso clubhouse on Saturday.


Mloyi will be deputised by Edward Dzowa with Marko Dube retaining the secretary-general post that he took over a couple of years ago after current Highlanders team manager “Super” Netsai Moyo resigned citing pressure from his job at Grassroots.

The new treasurer is Themba Ncube while the incoming committee member is Simon “Doink” Sibanda.

This new executive will be in office until March 28 2017 and replaces the one that was elected when the association was formed back in November 2011 and was led by Tito Paketh who held the chair.

Other members of that executive included Rahman Gumbo (vice-chair), Colsen Mabeza (treasurer), Netsai Moyo (secretary-general) and committee member Marko Dube.

Rahman Gumbo
Rahman Gumbo

Dube, the only surviving member of the former leadership, appealed to other former Bosso players to take part in the association.

“We had 18 members casting their vote on Saturday and yet there are many former Highlanders players.

“I would like to urge them to come and join hands with us so that we can continue to work for the team,” Dube said.

Highlanders legends Billy Sibanda and Ernest Maphepha Sibanda were part of the voting process. Zimbabwe Soccer Coaches’ Association secretary-general Oscar Mazhambe presided over the elections.

One notable achievement of the Bosso Legends initiative was the setting up of a funeral scheme in partnership with a leading assurance company.

In their plans was the revival of the Hlabangana Lounge at the Highlanders Club House as an income generating project for both legends’ association and the club, but this project was stillborn.