Recruit from schools, Bosso told

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Recruit from schools, Bosso told Fiso Siziba

B-Metro

Raymond Jaravaza
HIGHLANDERS will struggle to regain lost glory until the day they decide to go back to the tried and proven strategy of recruiting promising schoolboys from schools in Bulawayo, candidate for a top position at the club, Fiso Siziba believes.

Bosso enjoyed a healthy relationship with Mzilikazi and Sobukhazi High Schools in the 1980s and 90s when gifted young players from the two schools were drafted into the club’s development sides.

It was a partnership made in Heaven.

Names that come to mind from Mzilikazi High School include legendary Warriors’ skipper Peter Ndlovu and his partner in crime Benjamin Konjera, Lenny Gwata, Johannes Ngodzo, Vusa Nyoni, Standford “Collymore” Ncube and Njabulo Ncube.

Mzilikazi’s rivals across the “hood” produced the likes of Makheyi Nyathi, Gift Lunga (Senior), and Kelvin Maseko making the two schools, for lack of a better term, “schools of football excellence”.

Aspiring Highlanders vice-chairman Siziba doesn’t see a reason why the same partnerships cannot be revived.

In fact, that will be his first port of call to attend to when elected into the Bosso executive when the posts of vice-chairman and treasurer fall vacant on January 30 when the club holds its annual general meeting (AGM).

“Back in the day, Highlanders was the club to play for, almost all the boys that played in the streets of Bulawayo’s various suburbs dreamed of playing for the team. It’s not surprising that the partnerships that existed between

Highlanders and the two schools produced some of the finest players to wear the black and white jersey,” said Siziba.
Although things have changed with the emergence of various football clubs in the city, giving young players many options, Siziba believes that Bosso still stands to benefit by simply going back to the basics.

“It’s all about going back to the basics. We need to ensure that Highlanders adopts a number of schools where we will tap in some of the best young players and draft them into our structures.

“We already have junior teams from the Under-14s to the Bosso90 side that plays in Division One so every young player that we scout from the schools will fit into our structures,” he said.

Siziba goes up against socialite, comedian and radio personality Babongile Skhonjwa in what is expected to be a tightly contested race.

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