For­mer Bosso play­ers meet

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

LEG­ENDARY for­mer High­landers player and man­ager Lawrence Phiri has called on all for­mer play­ers to meet at the club house this Wed­nes­day to dis­cuss how they can as­sist the club or­gan­ise its 90th cel­e­bra­tions.

High­landers turns 90 this year and Phiri feels as yes­ter­year play­ers there is need to be part of this his­toric mo­ment.

“I know that the club will be hav­ing its end of year awards on De­cem­ber 2 and as peo­ple who played for this great club and even man­aged it, I think we need to also have a table on this day just to ren­der morale and even fi­nan­cial sup­port to the sys­tem. Our lit­tle con­tri­bu­tion will go a long way. I am there­fore call­ing upon all those for­mer greats to come to the club house this Wed­nes­day so that we put our heads to­gether,” said Phiri.

To kick start the process Phiri held a brief meet­ing on Satur­day at the club house with greats like Mark Wat­son, Billy Sibanda and Barry Daka. “Our meet­ing to­day was just to ap­prise each other on this project. We un­der­stand a table on the awards night will have 10 peo­ple but we are many so we just want to come up with a po­si­tion on how we will do this,” said the leg­end. Phiri said he was still try­ing to get hold of Bruce Grobbe­laar and Boet Van-As. “We al­ways take pride to be as­so­ci­ated with this club, to me High­landers has never been just a foot­ball team, its an in­sti­tu­tion and our way of life,” said Phiri who still vividly re­mem­bers the club’s first ma­jor cup tri­umph in 1973 when they lifted the Chibuku Cup fol­low­ing a 3-0 win over Mhangura at Ru­faro Sta­dium. Mean­while, Phiri said High­landers now need to trans­form their way of do­ing busi­ness in or­der to meet the de­mands of mod­ern day foot­ball. “High­landers can no longer af­ford to sur­vive just as a foot b a l l team, they need to t rans form and run as a busi­ness en­tity,” said Phiri.

Lawrence Phiri

Kingston Nkhatha

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