Highlanders are set to receive three cars from Bulawayo’s Johane Masowe eChishanu Selbourne Park sect leader Madzibaba Manuel Mutumwa amid reports they will be given to the club’s captains and two deputies.
Mutumwa pledged the cars last week following reports that the club was talking to the players over potential contract extension deals.
The Bulawayo-based Castle Lager Premier Soccer League giants are captained by goalkeeper Ariel Sibanda, who is deputised by defender Peter Muduhwa and Nqobizitha Masuku.
Mutumwa who is a die-hard Highlanders’ supporter said the aim of the donation is for the club to retain the players. He said:
I’m happy to see Highlanders players, coach and chief executive here at church as well as other sports personalities coming to get blessings. At first, I had said I’ll get two cars for the club, but I learnt that there are three captains so each of them deserves a car. When the Lord blesses me and the church, I see no reason why I shouldn’t bless the team that I love most by giving them cars. I’ve ordered the cars from a local dealer who said he has a shipment coming from Japan which should be arriving in three weeks time.
Local clubs usually lose their key players to clubs in neighbouring countries while some go overseas where they would have been offered better deals.
Highlanders recently lost their main striker Prince Dube who now plies his trade for Tanzanian side Azam FC.
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