Cast net wider, Langa tells Bosso

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Sikhum­buzo Moyo

FOR­MER Sports Min­is­ter An­drew Langa has chal­lenged High­landers FC to cast their net wider by vis­it­ing ru­ral schools dur­ing foot­ball tour­na­ments to scout for tal­ent.

Langa said this dur­ing a High­landers tour of the grave of their founder Al­bert Khu­malo in Gwa­temba, In­siza dis­trict, on Sun­day. Khu­malo died in 1952 and is buried along­side some of his sons and mem­bers of the royal clan.

The en­tire Bosso first team play­ers, for­mer play­ers as well as some mem­bers of the board and ex­ec­u­tive and fans took part in the trip as part of the club’s 90th an­niver­sary.

It was an emo­tional mo­ment when the bus car­ry­ing the del­e­ga­tion ar­rived at the Khu­malo homestead where one of the de­scen­dants of King Mzi­likazi, Prince Zwidekalanga Khu­malo, ad­dressed them.

“I want to chal­lenge High­landers to come up with a de­lib­er­ate pro­gramme of vis­it­ing ru­ral schools dur­ing their tour­na­ments. Let’s take away the no­tion that tal­ent is only found in ur­ban schools.

“We have tal­ented chil­dren in the ru­ral ar­eas and Bosso must make full use of that. It’s only that these chil­dren don’t get an op­por­tu­nity to train with High­landers as they can’t be in Njube, Makokoba or Loben­gula,” said Langa, who is the MP for In­siza North.

He said the tal­ent iden­ti­fi­ca­tion pro­gramme would help the club with a con­stant sup­ply of raw tal­ent.

“I heard that Bosso’s next match will be away to FC Plat­inum in Zvisha­vane and I am told they will pass through this place. I want to prom­ise them that from the match, we are go­ing to have a braai and a few drinks right here be­cause we love High­landers. I am not ashamed to tell you that I am Bosso through and through. My DNA is black and white, hence what we are do­ing for the team,” said Langa. — @skhu­moyo2000

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