Highlanders Now Into Gold Mining – Visit Zimbabwe Promo Beneficiaries - Football News (ZW)

Highlanders Now Into Gold Mining – Visit Zimbabwe Promo Beneficiaries

Highlanders has been given an opportunity to earn more income to help support the club's financial needs, this has been done through a government licence allowing the club to mine at the 'club's' claim in Inyati, Bubi. 

The Ministry of Mines and Mining Development, approved Bosso to start their mining operations at the claim.

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According to reports, Bosso was given the gold claim as part of the 'Visit Zimbabwe Promotion' Campaign by the government, which is  meant to make use of sports and tourism sectors to market the country as a premier tourist destination.

Kenneth Mhlophe, Bosso club chairman, was overwhelmed by the grant for he believes the development will positively change the club.

 "As the Bosso family, we are grateful to the Government of Zimbabwe for their support. Personally, l am over the moon. This  is  a Christmas present from the President of the country himself and it has come at the right time. I would like to thank President Emmerson Mnangagwa as well as the brains behind the gold mining initiative, Bulawayo Provincial Affairs and Devolution Minister Judith Ncube, because without them, this wouldn't have been possible," said Mhlophe.

"We received all the paperwork on Monday, meaning we are now good to go. This is a great income-generating initiative for the club. and I am almost certain that this mining claim will improve our cash flow, as we try to turn the club into a successful business," said Mhlophe.

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All along, according to reports, Bosso had been surviving on donor aid, and Minister Ncube helped Highlanders to get the mining claim in order to do away with the club's financial troubles. During the long Covid-19 lockdown, Highlanders staff were being aided for by well-wishers for groceries and player salaries after losing NetOne, which had been their principal sponsors.

In other news, Bosso also signed a three-year deal with England-based sportswear provider On The Ball (OTB) that is worth US$100 000 per year for the supply of new playing and training kits as well as replica jerseys meant for fans.

This article was with conduct republished from Bulawayo 24 News.

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