Friday, May 17, 2013

Highlanders to extend Standings lead

Highlanders Football Club entertain on fire newcomers, high-flying How Mine for the first Castle Lager Premiership at Barbourfields Stadium on Sunday. Bosso got a go-ahead to increase gate charges as PSL chief executive officer Kennedy Ndebele is said to have confirmed that his organisation agreed to the club's request.

Highlanders will be charging $5 for the rest of the ground up from $3, $10 for the wings and $15 for the VIP Tribune. This was a result of the bad financial position of the club, according to club officials. Fans were implored to sacrifice and fork out the extra cash for the benefit of the club.

Of course, there was appreciation for the support from sponsors and others who have helped Highlanders in dark moments over the years. The club has not been helped by the hefty fines coming its way.

The club was last week fined a total of $16 000 for crowd trouble at its matches in Harare (against Dynamos) and Zvishavane (Shabanie), accumulating a total debt of over $450 000. The club averages about $5 000 from home matches, not enough for previous match bonuses, costs for the next match and later on winning bonuses if the game is won.