GOING for gold!
Operations at the gold mine acquired by Highlanders in the gold rich Inyathi area in Bubi District will start soon after the club got the go ahead to extract the precious metal from the relevant authorities, B-Metro Sport can reveal.
The venture is expected to improve the club’s cash flow and turn the Bulawayo giants into a profit-making business entity.
Bosso joins Talen Vision and Bulawayo Chiefs, the two local clubs that are already in the mining business by virtue of being owned by successful gold miners Khumbulani Nkomo and Lovemore Sibanda respectively.
“The paperwork to start mining operations was approved by the Ministry of Mines and Mining Development and other relevant authorities so we are ready to start work at the mine.
“We are excited as a club that Highlanders will soon become self-sustainable entity. We are a community owned club but it’s important that we venture into business just like all the successful clubs worldwide,” said club chairman Kenneth Mhlophe.
Mhlophe believes that the gains made by Bosso through the leadership of past leaders such as Ndumiso Gumede should be consolidated in order to grow the Highlanders brand.
“Gumede left Highlanders with a legacy that included the club office, the clubhouse and Hotel California and as the current executive it’s important that we also leave a legacy that the Highlanders family will remember us with.
“When I leave Highlanders, I would like to be remembered as the chairman who was instrumental in making sure that the club is turned into a profit-making entity through the gold mining venture,” he said.
Meanwhile, Bosso has partnered with Sanctuary Insurance Company in a venture that saw the repair of a 25-seater bus that is owned by the club.
The bus will be used by junior teams.
“The junior teams are an integral part of Highlanders. In fact, the club would not be where it is today without the junior structures so we will always work hard to make sure our junior structures are strong and vibrant,” he said.