Bosso playesrs challenged to wear uniform with pride

Bosso playesrs challenged to wear uniform with pride
Published: 18 October 2017 (278 Views)
FORMER Highlanders tear away winger Tapela Ngwenya has torn into the fading Bulawayo giants' present crop of players for turning the once mighty institution into a laughing stock.

The former gangly forward who was nicknamed Cyclone by the Bosso faithfuls because of his bulldozing style of play and total commitment to the cause of the black and white army, challenged the players to wear that uniform with honour and prestige and know what it represents.

"I might not have come from the junior ranks of this great institution but I know what it means to wear that black and white kit. It's not just an ordinary fashion attire but its something special but sadly some of these players of late seem not to realise that. I don't even think it means anything to them when Bosso loses, it's just like any other result," said Ngwenya, now assistant coach at Zifa South Region Division One side Makomo, where he is working alongside another player who used to play with his heart for Hwange, Brian Njobvu.

So lethargic has been Highlanders, especially in the second half of the season, that they have only managed to pick up a paltry nine points out of a possible 30 and are still not safe from relegation heading into tomorrow afternoon's round of matches where they take on Triangle United at Gibbo Stadium.

The former Northlea High School pupil said it was clear the team's culture has been diluted and its philosophy thrown out of the window as some people come there for personal glory and nothing else.

"Each team has its culture and philosophy, if that changes then believe me there will be a serious problem and that problem is there at Highlanders now. Those players must wear that black and white jersey with pride and honour  but as I said all those things need to be inculcated. It also includes those who coach it, if they come there knowing fully well what Highlanders is and represents there will not be a problem but if it's a case of sugar coating one's CV then ayitshayi," said Ngwenya.

Ngwenya's lampooning of the Highlanders players is in the same line as was done by fellow strike partner and fiery hitman Zenzo Moyo who was quoted in the media in 2015 challenging the players to respect the Highlanders brand.

"It's not pleasant for a big brand like Highlanders to be fighting relegation. You can't be fighting relegation when you are playing for Highlanders. It's high time these boys focused on playing football and respect Highlanders as a brand. These boys have to make their own history," Moyo was quoted as saying.

In years gone by, it was rare to see a Highlanders player roaming the streets or patronising bars after a defeat, especially at home but of late its just normal.

- chronicle

Tags: Bosso, Players, Badge,
 0

You May Like These Videos

Comments

There are no comments.

Latest stories

WATCH: Mnangagwa praises 'father of the nation' Mugabe

by AFP | 24 November 2017 | 228 Views

Chihuri booed at Mnangagwa inauguration

by Stephen Jakes | 24 November 2017 | 388 Views

At least 155 killed in mosque in Egypt

by Staff Reporter | 24 November 2017 | 76 Views

Zodwa Wabantu plans Zim tour post Mugabe resignation

by TshisaLIVE | 24 November 2017 | 216 Views

Mnangagwa to make job creation a priority

by Staff reporter | 24 November 2017 | 200 Views

Mnangagwa praises 'father of the nation' Mugabe

by AFP | 24 November 2017 | 130 Views

Mnangagwa calls for peaceful 2018 elections

by Staff Reporter | 24 November 2017 | 160 Views

'All foreign investments will be safe,' promises Mnangagwa

by Staff Reporter | 24 November 2017 | 136 Views

Mnangagwa to compensate white farmers

by Staff Reporter | 24 November 2017 | 196 Views

Man loses 3 teeth to wife

by Staff reporter | 24 November 2017 | 158 Views

'Grace Mugabe used me'

by Staff reporter | 24 November 2017 | 304 Views

Chimene makes u-turn, now supports Mnangagwa

by Staff reporter | 24 November 2017 | 248 Views

Soldiers rescue Mphoko's Choppies

by Staff reporter | 24 November 2017 | 206 Views

Open letter to Mthwakazi.

by Kernan Mzelikahle | 24 November 2017 | 110 Views

The New Zimbabwean president faces high expectations. will he fulfil them?

by Dr Masimba Mavaza | 24 November 2017 | 111 Views

Mnangagwa sworn in as Zimbabwe President

by AFP | 24 November 2017 | 212 Views

Oscar Pistorius's murder sentence increased to 13 years

by Staff reporter | 24 November 2017 | 86 Views

Mnangagwa's poisoned chalice

by Crecey Kuyedzwa | 24 November 2017 | 161 Views

Shembe dies

by Staff reporter | 24 November 2017 | 117 Views

Mnangagwa inauguration programme

by Staff reporter | 24 November 2017 | 155 Views

Concern over Jonathan Moyo, Kasukuwere, Chombo security

by Staff reporter | 24 November 2017 | 260 Views

Mnangagwa's timeline

by Staff reporter | 24 November 2017 | 126 Views

The dramatic rise and fall of Grace Mugabe

by Christopher Farai Charamba | 24 November 2017 | 239 Views

Khama Billiat non-committal

by Staff reporter | 24 November 2017 | 80 Views

Kaindu returns to Zambia

by Staff reporter | 24 November 2017 | 96 Views

Mnangagwa takes oath of office today

by Staff reporter | 24 November 2017 | 129 Views

From Chairman Mao to Deng - from Mugabe to Mnangagwa

by Darlington Musarurwa | 24 November 2017 | 105 Views

Sodomy storm for policeman

by Staff reporter | 24 November 2017 | 91 Views

Mnangagwa assures Mugabe, family of maximum security

by Staff reporter | 24 November 2017 | 94 Views

Fissures in MDC Alliance over formation of Transitional govt

by Staff reporter | 24 November 2017 | 85 Views

Mugabe not invited to Mnangagwa inauguration

by Staff reporter | 24 November 2017 | 134 Views

Dabengwa offers to serve under Mnangagwa

by Staff reporter | 24 November 2017 | 210 Views

'Jailing Mugabe would bring Zimbabwe bad luck'

by Staff reporter | 24 November 2017 | 59 Views

Soldiers torture Kasukuwere's maids

by Staff reporter | 24 November 2017 | 151 Views

Mugabe jumped before he was pushed

by Peter Fabricius | 24 November 2017 | 71 Views

Mnangagwa allies, army targeting families of Jonathan Moyo and Kasukuwere

by Staff reporter | 24 November 2017 | 197 Views

Tsvangirai to attend Mnangagwa inauguration

by Staff reporter | 24 November 2017 | 571 Views

Chiwenga challenged to clarify G40 arrests

by Staff reporter | 24 November 2017 | 184 Views