Grobbe­laar to head­line Bosso awards cer­e­mony

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Sikhum­buzo Moyo

HIGH­LANDERS and Zim­babwe foot­ball leg­end Bruce ‘Jun­gle­man’ Grobbe­laar will head­line a list of club le­gends ex­pected to grace the club’s end of year awards next month.

The awards cer­e­mony will be held on De­cem­ber 9, fol­low­ing their post­pone­ment from De­cem­ber 2.

Bosso le­gends met re­cently at the Club­house in an ef­fort to dis­cuss how they can as­sist the club or­gan­ise its 90th cel­e­bra­tions.

Among the club le­gends who at­tended the meet­ing was Mark Wat­son, Billy Sibanda, Barry Daka and Josiah Nx­u­malo, who do­nated $200.

Leg­endary for­mer player and man­ager Lawrence Phiri feels as yes­ter­year play­ers there is a need to be part of this his­toric oc­ca­sion and would want to morally and even fi­nan­cially con­trib­ute to­wards its or­gan­i­sa­tion.

Now with Ot­tawa Fury of Canada in the North Amer­i­can Soc­cer League as a goal­keeper’s coach, Grobbe­laar played for High­landers in the 1970s along­side the likes of the late Ma­juta Mpofu, Ty­mon Ma­baleka, Boet Van-As, Phiri and Kainot Luphahla. His re­turn to the club that cat­a­pulted him to fame will see the Jun­gle­man make an emo­tional re­union with his for­mer team­mates.

The Liver­pool leg­end joined Fury FC in July 2014 as the se­cond goal­keeper coach in the club his­tory. Grobbe­laar’s 13 sea­sons with Liver­pool saw the South African-born keeper make 440 ap­pear­ances, win­ning six league ti­tles, three FA Cups, three League Cups and the 1984 Euro­pean Cup.

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