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HIGHLANDERS Football Club risks losing their newly acquired bus after former player Masimba Mambare successfully secured a writ of execution to attach the team’s property.
The 65-seater Marcopolo bus is part of the property that is set to go under the hammer as Mambare battles to recover $10 000 in signing on fees owed to him by Bosso.
Mambare, through the Footballer’s Union of Zimbabwe (FUZ) who are representing him, on Wednesday managed to obtain a go-ahead from the deputy sheriff’s office to attach property.
In an interview with NewZimbabwe.com, FUZ secretary general Paul Gundani confirmed that they had successfully attached the property.
“We successfully attached the property on Monday and the deputy sheriff indicated to them that he will remove the property on the 10th (Friday).
“There are two buses, the new one and the old minibus and all the office furniture which includes a refrigerator, four filing cabinets, television set, eight office desks, five office chairs, three computer sets, a printer and four sofa chairs,” said Gundani
Mambare has been demanding his signing on fees from Bosso who promised to pay him $10,000 when he signed for the former champions in 2012.
Bosso failed to pay the money until Mambare quit the club to join their rivals, Dynamos Football Club in 2014.
If Highlanders, who are currently going through a lean financial spell, do not raise money by Friday, they will lose the bus which was recently unveiled by Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa about a month ago.
The bus was purchased with the assistance of the newly elected Makokoba legislator retired colonel Tshinga Dube a long time benefactor of the team, who has bailed them out on numerous occasions in the past.
The team’s executive might be forced to turn the legislator again for another bailout.
The new bus had come as a relief for the Bulawayo giants who had resorted to hiring transport every time the team travelled for matches and that was costing the team a lot of money.
Highlanders is currently preparing for return match with the Kelvin Kaindu coached Triangle, whom they held to stalemate at Barbourfields stadium on Sunday.
Highlanders Chief Executive Officer, Ndumiso Gumede, was not picking up his mobile phone when sought for a comment.