The Sunday News
Mehluli Sibanda, Senior Sports Reporter
THOSE aspiring to get on the Highlanders executive positions up for grabs at the elections to be held next month will be able to pick up nomination forms from the club’s offices as from tomorrow.
Highlanders will hold elections on 3 February for the posts of vice-chairman and treasurer. Nhlanhla Dube, the Bosso chief executive officer on Friday said none of the aspirants had collected the nomination forms as yet.
“Nomination forms will be ready for collection on Monday. No one has collected a form so far,’’ he said.
For one to pick up the form, they need to pay a deposit of $200 which is refunded if the candidate gets at least 10 percent of the total votes cast. The closing day for acceptance of forms is 19 January with the nomination court to meet a few days later to scrutinise the candidates.
Incumbent Highlanders vice-chairman, Modern Ngwenya has declared his intention to seek a fresh mandate from members, with businessman Longwe Ndlovu looking to challenge him. Ngwenya, who said he has been having consultative meetings with members is today headed for Gwanda as well as Filabusi to meet with Bosso voters. Ngwenya yesterday said he is seeking a second term since the working relations within the current Highlanders executive are excellent.
“The main reason why I want to continue is because we are operating at the same frequency and modulation as an executive. The synchrony in our collective effort as an executive is awesome, we have gelled and are on cruise control,” Ngwenya said.
Ndlovu is known as the man who facilitated the deal that brought striker Roderick Mutuma to Highlanders in 2017 after he pledged to add onto his signing on fees and supplement his salary. Mutuma, however, left Bosso midway into the 2017 season.
For the treasurer’s post, Donald Ndebele, the man occupying the position at the moment has also confirmed that he will stand for re-election.
While there is usually excitement with the vice-chairman’s post as shown by four candidates contesting in 2016, there is usually little enthusiasm when it comes to the treasurer’s position. Ndebele defeated banker Charles Ndlovu in the last election in 2016.