HIGHLANDERS’ South Africa Supporters Chapter is set to get a new chairperson at the elective Annual General Meeting (AGM) set for 16 January next year as current chair Nodumo Nyathi announced that he will not seek re-election
Nyathi, who was elected into office in January 2018, was recently bestowed with living hero status for leading the drive that resulted in Bosso wiping its legacy debt that stood at $862 868.
Bosso have been choking under the weight of the debt, which at one time soared past the $1 million mark, and as a result it affected some of the club’s operations in recent years.
Nyathi has been working in South Africa for some time now, but such is his passion for his beloved Bosso that he is a regular visitor to Barbourfields Stadium.
He announced on his Facebook page that he will not seek re-election to lead the Mzansi Bosso chapter.
“I will be handing over the reins of the Highlanders FC South Africa Supporters Chapter to the new chairman. I was elected in absentia in the January 2018 AGM and I have tried my best to lead the SA Chapter between January 2018 and December 2020,” he wrote.
He added: “I pray and hope I played a positive part in the Bosso SA Supporters Chapter and Highlanders FC in general. Kusina kudedelwana Bakwethu. I will remain a supportive SA Supporters Chapter Member. Good luck to those who will be running for the leadership positions in our January 2021 AGM.”
Nyathi leaves office a happy man as he managed to help the club clear its debt with the contribution of less than 1 000 Highlanders fans.
“Having tried and failed in the first campaign, I looked at possible reasons why first the first attempt didn’t do well and I was convinced that it was not a failure, but just a learning curve. Convinced that Highlanders fans love the team and would like to play a part, I thought of remodelling the initiative,” he was recently quoted as saying.
In September 2018, Nyathi launched a fundraising initiative to raise about R30 million to clear the Highlanders debt, but the attempt was abortive.