HIGHLANDERS Football Club members feel Bosso’s performance should come into discussion when they meet for their mid-year extraordinary general (EGM) meeting at the team’s club house on Sunday.
Some members feel that the team’s performance has nothing to do with the technical team, but mediocrity in the players. They would also want to find out if the club will be going into the market during the transfer window period which opened on Monday.
A member of the Bosso family, who spoke on condition of anonymity, yesterday said the EGM should deal with the issue of strengthening the team and bracing for the Castle Lager Premiership title.
Bosso last won the championship in 2006 under the guidance of Methembe Ndlovu.
“The EGM must address issues to do with solidifying the squad and positioning ourselves for the title. It should address issues to do with unity of purpose, addressing imaginary and unnecessary divisions within.
“This (transfer) window is open and we expect some activity on the market to bolster our squad, particularly strikers,” one member said.
The member added that although discussing club finances was still relevant, he felt the issue was now tired and the club leadership should look for alternatives for funding. He paid tribute to BancABC who have been paying players and technical members for the last three years.
“Club finances are a pertinent issue every time, but it’s not a hot issue as of now. If BancABC were to pull out it was going to be too urgent and serious.
“The good thing with our debt crisis is that we owe the greater part to ‘internal’ people who are easy to manipulate. I think the club is relatively stable for now and the executive must be actively looking for alternative funding strategies which are sustainable,” he said.
Another member also felt the club was being hard done by low key players and gave the thumbs up to the technical team led by Zambian gaffer Kelvin Kaindu, who took the team to position two last year and is currently leading the standings.
“I gather people want the coach fired for poor results. He is on top of the log and has done exceptionally well over the period with players who can’t fit in any other team in the country, and then you blame it on the coach!” another member said.
But the Highlanders gaffer has been diplomatic on the issue of players and said if the club has no resources to go in the market, he had no choice, but to improve on what he has.
But the ball will be in the Peter Dube-led executive committee’s court on Sunday to brief the club members on the way forward.
The Highlanders members were given until Monday to submit notices of issues they
wanted to be discussed at the EGM, an indication that this year’s meeting will be largely interactive between the members, the executive committee and the board of directors.
Two more members are likely to be endorsed into the board of directors, led by Mgcini Nkolomi, following the resignation of former chairman Dumisani Sandi.
But his departure was always imminent after he came under fire from club members at the annual general meeting in January.
He was accused of neglecting the club. Titus Ncube and Elkanah Dube are set for a return to the board.
Members were not happy with the board’s perceived failure to explain reasons that led to former treasurer Odiel Nkomo’s resignation in October last year after the unearthing of financial irregularities at the club.