- "When the Lord blesses me and the church, I see no reason why I shouldn’t bless the team that I love most by giving them cars."
FLAMBOYANT Bulawayo based leader of Johane Masowe Chishanhu, Emmanuel Gwandida known as Madzibaba Mutumwa has announced he is buying three new cars for Highlanders FC captains.
Mutumwa, who last week pledged two cars for use by Highlanders’ captains, while serving the club, added another vehicle for the vice-captain and urged the club’s fans to help in every way they can.
Madzibaba Mutumwa, who recently torched a storm recently when he said Harare prophets were fake and accused them of flaunting cash, announced the good news while Speaking at the sidelines of a three-day church conference that ended on Sunday at Bulawayo’s Johane Masowe Chishanhu Selbourne Park.
Bosso are captained by goalkeeper Ariel Sibanda, who is deputised by defender Peter Muduhwa and Nqobizitha Masuku.
After hearing reports that Highlanders have started negotiating with key players for contract extensions, Mutumwa decided to “spice up” the talks by offering cars to the club.
Mutumwa of the Johane Chishanu Selbourne Park is a die-hard Highlanders’ supporter and he believes the club’s followers play “a big role” in keeping Bosso afloat, hence the need to assist office bearers in achieving their goals.
“I’m happy to see Highlanders players, coach and chief executive here at church as well as other sports personalities coming to get blessings.
“At first I had said I’ll get two cars for the club, but I learnt that there are three captains so each of them deserves a car.
“When the Lord blesses me and the church, I see no reason why I shouldn’t bless the team that I love most by giving them cars.
“I’ve ordered the cars from a local dealer who said he has a shipment coming from Japan which should be arriving in three weeks time,” said Mutumwa.
Bosso have been engaging in contract extension negotiations with the trio of Sibanda, Masuku and Muduhwa.
The three joined Highlanders chief executive officer Nhlanhla Dube, coach Mandla Mpofu, winger Godfrey Makaruse and Bukhozi Zakhu Sibanda at Sunday’s service. ■