Bosso un­de­cided on Caf par­tic­i­pa­tion

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sports - Sikhum­buzo Moyo Se­nior Sports Re­porter

HIGH­LANDERS are un­de­cided about tak­ing part in the Caf Con­fed­er­a­tion Cup in the event they win the Chibuku Su­per Cup.

Bosso booted out Mutare City 2-1 in the first round of the tour­na­ment to progress to the quar­ter-fi­nals and chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Ndu­miso Gumede said there is yet to be a po­si­tion re­gard­ing the club’s par­tic­i­pa­tion in the Con­fed­er­a­tion Cup.

High­landers are now strong favourites to go all the way as they re­main the only gi­ant in the Chibuku Su­per Cup af­ter Dy­namos and Caps United were booted out in dra­matic fash­ion at the week­end.

“While I can­not say with cer­tainty that we will not be par­tic­i­pat­ing or tak­ing part, it’s the fi­nances in­volved which are a bit pro­hib­i­tive, but that de­ci­sion of par­tic­i­pat­ing or not will have to be made by the ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee,” said Gumede. Most lo­cal clubs have been re­luc­tant to par­tic­i­pate in the Caf Con­fed­er­a­tion Cup as it is less lu­cra­tive than the Cham­pi­ons League. Win­ners of the Caf Con­fed­er­a­tion Cup get $625 000, which is less than the $750 000 run­ners up purse for the Cham­pi­ons League. Win­ners of the Cham­pi­ons League pocket $1 mil­lion. If they de­cide to take part, High­landers will be mak­ing a re­turn to the African sa­fari af­ter serv­ing a three-year ban for “re­fus­ing” to take part in the 2011 edi­tion of the tour­na­ment af­ter be­ing reg­is­tered by Zifa with­out their con­sent. They were found guilty of vi­o­lat­ing Chap­ter V, Ar­ti­cle 13 of the Con­fed­er­a­tion Cup reg­u­la­tions which stip­u­late that “ev­ery club with­draw­ing from the com­pe­ti­tion af­ter the es­tab­lish­ment of the fix­tures will be for­bid­den from par­tic­i­pat­ing in all Caf in­ter-club com­pe­ti­tions for three years fol­low­ing its with­drawal”. — @ skhu­moyo2000

Ndu­miso Gumede

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