By Innocent Nxumalo
THE impact of Covid-19 continues to pile misery on some local Premier Soccer League clubs, with Highlanders recently pleading with patronisers to salvage it from the prolonged financial crisis.
With no gate takings and significant sponsorship, Highlanders FC is enduring a turbulent financial crisis which has forced the club executive committee to its knees, begging patronisers for a bailout.
In a statement issued this Friday and signed by Bosso Executive Treasurer, Donald Ndebele, Highlanders cupped its hands and pleaded with not only life members but extended the financial plea to ordinary fans.
The plea read; “Dear life members, ordinary members, fans and general stakeholders. We make this passionate appeal to you for a collective effort towards the financial needs of the club… We have, as it is common cause, seen the stop and start of football activities, fanless matches, and limited opportunity for partner and stakeholder visibility value amongst many other negatives that have eroded the club’s value proposition.”
The troubled Bulawayo-based football giant struggled to fulfil the few Chibuku Cup fixtures with players occasionally protesting over unpaid salaries and other allowances.