WASHINGTON DC —
Highlanders Football Club have dismissed reports that soccer coach, Bongani Mafu, has been fired as fans continue mourning the passing of Zimbabwean soccer legend Willard Mashinkila-Khumalo.
Bosso chief executive, Ndumiso Gumede, told Studio 7 reports circulating in state-controlled newspapers and social media that Mafu, whose team fell to lowly-rated Hwahwa Football Club at the weekend after another recent loss recently, was sent home Tuesday are misleading.
Gumede said the club’s executive committee, which met Monday, did not even discuss this issue.
Gumede also noted that his team is expected to attend a funeral service of the late Khumalo, who will be laid to rest on Thursday at Lady Stanley Cemetery in Bulawayo.
The late Willard Mashinkila Khumalo with former teammate, Rahman Gumbo, and ZIFA vice chairman Omega Sibanda.
According to family members, Khumalo died on diabetes.
The late Khumalo was popularly known as Mawi or Nduna during his heydays at Highlanders FC and the Warriors.