As the countdown to the Bosso elections gain momentum, one of the prospective chairmanship candidates Enerst Maphepha Sibanda has been blocked from contesting with his team crying foul.
After the acceptance of nomination papers for the top post in the Bosso executive, former club chairman and manager Sibanda was barred by the Highlanders board owing to a previous case of embezzlement.
The charismatic former Warriors manager was in 2010 found guilty of embezzling funds from the sale of striker Obadiah Tarumbwa to Cercle Brugge and was slapped with a three year suspension from club membership.
Despite repaying the said amount and serving his suspension, Sibanda was denied to stand for chairman’s post in the previous election leading to the now suspended Peter Dube taking the position unopposed.
Sibanda’s campaign team believes the board has acted in bad faith and with a heavy hand as it has once again given the chairmanship to Retired Colonel Kenneth Mhlophe on a silver platter unopposed.
Efforts to get a comment from the board members proved fruitless as secretary, Matthew Sibindi, indicated that he was unwilling to be recorded although insinuating that the decision taken was in the best interests of the club to protect its brand and retain the confidence of the corporate world.
Bosso goes for elections on the fourth of next month with the positions of chairman, secretary general and committee member up for grabs.