Bring back Ali “Baba” Dube: Mbambo

Former Highlanders captain Abraham Mbambo has blamed the club’s recent poor performances, especially against bitter rivals Dynamos, on a dearth of home-grown talent within their ranks.

Abraham Mbambo
Abraham Mbambo

Bosso have failed to beat DeMbare in the league in eight years and Mbambo, one of the players that starred for the Bulawayo giants when Barbourfields were still a feared fortress for any visiting team, blamed this on the club’s weak junior policy.

He sided with former teammate, Kelvin Kaindu, who has now courted the anger of the fans in his capacity as coach at the club. Mbambo urged everyone involved in the team to work hand in hand with the Zambian, whom he said had done his best under a trying environment.

“I do not think we can always fault the coach for failing to deliver against Dynamos because the challenge he experiences right now is to get good players who can match the Harare giants pound for pound,” said Mbambo.

“I’m one of the concerned former Bosso players who have volunteered to assist in any capacity at the club to try and bring back those glory days. I can’t sit back and ignore events at that giant club, which remains entrenched in my heart. I already have my bags packed and I am ready to go home and impart the experience I acquired over the years and knowing the culture of the team, I believe I will be very helpful.”

“Nejane” also said it was time Bosso brought back former juniors coach, Ali “Baba” Dube, whom the club has seemingly discarded.

“It is high time Ali is brought back to save the club from further embarrassment. He is the only one who knows our junior policy better than anyone else,” added the former Bosso and national team right-back.

“Ali knows how to groom players and since his departure, Bosso has not been the same. Dube can still do wonders to the team.”

Mbambo, who has followed Highlanders even from his base in Johannesburg, said there were no good players compared to the old days.

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