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Former Highlanders striker Zenzo Moyo has urged former club players to contest for posts in the club’s executive structures in the January elections.

This, he contends, could open up avenues for marketing the club and bringing it back to its feet.

Highlanders are due to hold elections for the post of chairman, secretary and committee member, and Moyo said it was a fallacy that one needed to have a lot of money to lead the Bulawayo football giants.

“I am encouraging former players to take up posts at the club and the perception that you need a lot of money to lead the club is not accurate at all.

“Being a former player and having various contacts might actually open up avenues for the transformation of the club in terms of sponsorship. Former players have a lot of contacts,” Moyo said.
Moyo shuddered at the idea of every former player wanting to become a coach saying coaching only contributed a little to the club behind the scenes.

The former Warriors’ striker, a member of Highlanders, on Thursday said he would be interested in running for a post in the executive, but he was tied up in other business that involved football development in the country.

“I would not have minded being in the team’s executive myself, but at the moment there are other things that I am working on that have to do with development of football in the country. But I am saying the fact you are Cosmas Zulu — and that is just a good example that has come into mind — and you are a former player, you can command any post at the club. At the moment I am not interested, but I am asking why there are people who just want to take up coaching,” Moyo said.

Moyo took over as the club’s manager after the departure of Emmet Ndlovu in 2008.

Moyo left Highlanders in 1999-2000 to join AEP Paphos Football Club in Cyprus, a club he played for, for four years before joining Nicosia in the same country.

He played for Nicosia for eight months before joining Atromitos Football Club in Greece. A knee injury brought him back to the country.

Quite a number of names have been tossed around for posts in the upcoming elections with Mandla Moyo of Sparrows reportedly eyeing the chairmanship.

Chairman Themba Ndlela has said it was too early for him to say whether he would be seeking re-election at next year’s plebiscite.

Current manager, Jerry Sibanda and Ndlovu, have also been peddled for the secretary’s post, with incumbent Andrew Tapela also mum about the forthcoming elections.

Sources have said the current executive had courted Ndlovu to replace Sibanda as team manager, so he would not contest the secretary post, but the former has snubbed them.

Sibanda and Ndlovu were on Thursday not reachable to comment on the reported assumptions, but the latter has previously said he was on sabbatical as far as football administration was concerned.

Football legend and Highlanders son Peter Ndlovu, has also been brought to the fore for Bosso chairmanship, but sources have said the former tear-away striker is not a member of the club and that constitutionally disqualifies him from running for any post.

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