You could be right that our board probably needs a revamp as well. Nonetheless I think Maphepha (as others have already elaborated) as well is not delivering. Actually if persons were to be shown the exit way on the grounds of incompetence at the BOSSO camp, I believe Maphepha should have done so before Methembe. Watch BOSSO matches, it is so clear that we lack skills ku-pitch and the excuse as always is "Asilamali" and the tendency is to wait for players who come on their own ngoba batshiphile, Those guys never go out in search for the required "skills", Neither do they have a strategy to groom from within. Ukuthi kabalamali to me is no acceptable excuse as they are competing with teams that are within the same Zimbabwean economy and bona the have the edge of higher gate takings and corporates who became interested in them after taking the 2006 championship. I-failure is just from within. Their board on the other hand needs injection of new blood.
HIGHLANDERS chairman Ernest ?Maphepha? Sibanda was manhandled by his team?s supporters on Saturday after they played their 12th overall and seventh goalless draw against Gunners at Barbourfields Stadium.
The burly Highlanders boss needed the protection of riot police after the match which came on the back of last week?s 0-0 draw against Eastern Lions at the same venue.
Sibanda refused to comment on the incident on Sunday.
?No comment, maybe during the week,? was all he could say when asked about the incident.
Sibanda though should take the incident seriously as an indictment on his executive which faces an election in January 2009.
He rose to the chairmanship of the club in 2006 after displacing the equally unpopular Kennedy Ndebele and delivered Highlanders the league title under coach
Methembe Ndlovu in the same year.
But last season saw them failing to defend their title, although they reached the final of the CBZ FA Cup where they lost 2-1 to Dynamos and then finished second in the league.
Highlanders fired Ndlovu three months ago after losing 1-0 to Lengthens at home, but their fortunes have not changed.
Against Gunners on Saturday, they created a lot of chances and were clearly the better team especially in the first half, but they failed to utilise their possession and as a result more than a dozen chances went begging.
Eric Mudzingwa, Zephaniah Ngodzo, Marshall Machazane andd Cuthbert Malajila were the chief culprits.
Bosso missed the services of the creative Douglas Zimbago through injury.
Lengthens, led by Francis Chandida and Ovidy Karuru, played a basic passing game and also fashioned their own chances in this half but Thanks Tengwe?s finishing let them down.
After failing to breach the Gunners defence in the first half, Highlanders almost shot in front at the beginning of the second when Malajila made a spirited run into the box but missed the ball and fell in the process as he prepared to shoot.
Gunners shot back and had the ball in the nets only to see it ruled for offside. Chandida?s corner kick was met by Ramson Zhuwawo, who took advantage of a Highlanders languid defence.
But assistant referee Brighton Malandule flagged for offside and the otherwise impressive Bulawayo referee Cosmas Nyoni concurred, much to the rising irritation of the Gunners bench where Moses Chunga led the protests.
The substitution of Nqobile Mpala for Jacob Muzokomba added some urgency to the home side?s game but they continued to fluff their lines in front of the Gunners goal.