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