Fungai Muderere in BULAWAYO

THERE is a feeling that the Highlanders leadership has not respected the late football legend, Rahman Gumbo who died in Botswana last week Friday and is being buried in Bulawayo Saturday afternoon.

The club was not represented as Rahman’s body arrived in the country.

Former Highlanders player Amini Soma Phiri has challenged the Bosso leadership to highly consider treating their greats with so much respect.

Rahman Gumbo’s death shocked the country’s football family

Phiri, a very close associate to the late Gumbo, challenged the Johnfat Sibanda led Bosso leadership to honour their former players.

“We might have differences but we should respect each other. My parents never watched football but I respect the way Highlanders buried my father. It was a great Bosso leadership. Let’s have that spirit back. Bosso has not been visible in all this.

“We needed to see the Highlanders lead from the front just like they did to the late Adam Ndlovu and Titus Majola among others. Chicken Inn made sure they welcome my departed brother Rahman Gumbo’s body and Highlanders were not there,” said Phiri.

Scenes at Friday’s funeral service in Bulawayo

Chicken Inn secretary general Tavengwa Hara said:

“It is very painful to lose such a person like Rahman. He was our former coach and he did well with us. When he left the club, he said he was going to leave us in safe hands of his younger brother Nkosana. We thought we were going to celebrate that Nkosana had managed to help our Division 2 side earn promotion to Division One. We say go well Rahman, go the second world, we will meet you there.”

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