Bulawayo football giants Highlanders FC has dismissed social media reports that the club’s benefactors are having their way with iBosso and imposing their will on the club, the Chronicle reports. Scoffing the reports, Highlanders Chairman Kennedy Mhlope in a statement assured fans that the club’s executive runs the show and said:
We take this opportunity to state that while our club is privileged to have members who assist the club in many ways, including rendering financial and material support for specific projects, and in many cases preferring to remain unknown, these members have nothing to do with the everyday business of the club, let alone making decisions on coaches, player recruitment and acquisitions.
The club leadership listens to and appreciates ideas from all members, including the aforementioned members about whom insinuations have been made and aspersions cast. The club’s policies are formulated by the executive in consultation with the board and implemented by the secretariat. On the other hand, all player acquisition and recruitment remains the responsibility of technical staff in line with the club policy.
The reports were reportedly emanating from people who think the anonymous benefactors of Highlanders who pay the club coach’s salary were influencing the club’s decision making.