Mambare at centre of Bosso storm

HARARE - Highlanders midfielder Masimba Mambare has been forced to issue a public statement after he changed his Facebook profile to “former Highlanders player” in frustration over the way he has been treated by the club’s fans.

Mambare, who was outstanding for Highlanders in the 2012 season and was duly voted first runner-up in the Soccer Stars of the Year award, was apparently incensed by boos he received from a section of the Highlanders fans during his team’s 3-1 win over Shabanie Mine at the weekend.

Highlanders lost out on the league title to rivals Dynamos on goal difference for the second season running, and Mambare, who failed to meet the standards he set himself last season, has been one of players targeted by the club’s boo boys in in a year Bosso were generally below their best.

“It’s been a long time since I last wrote on my wall but I just felt this time it’s worth every second it is going to take just to clear some air here,” wrote Mambare.

“…I am not doing this to hide my poor show this season but I want u to know the truth: I am a Bosso player and I am committed to every Highlanders cause. For record’s sake, this team gave me a life in football. It gave me dignity and respect, moreover it gave me a family, only God knows how I deeply appreciate all this. I never minded the booing and whistling the fans made on me for I know that’s what comes with my job.

"All I ever wanted is to make a team that gave a life proud, give my fans what they ever wanted, a league cup. It’s unfortunate we missed one but we have another one to fight for.  I would never betray such a big family as if they mean nothing to me.”

Comments (6)

Support Mambare, he is an honest fellow please

methodology - 28 November 2013

Support Mambare, he is an honest fellow please

methodology - 28 November 2013

well said mambare, thats being a gentleman and may God bless you in the coming match. on this day even if thousands booing you, know that they will one fan who will be with you, whether you are playing below par or not. however in all i see you being a hero in this match because you decided to humble yourself. well done and best wishes "son"

sammy - 29 November 2013

He is a gentleman. Perform to your maximum ability on the next game mbada cup. I know you can do it Simba! Bosso for life

Putuma - 29 November 2013

The wise thing for you Masimba is to let your game do the talking for you. Action speak louder than words. A bucnh of holigans do not necessarily represent 'Tshilamoya' as long as you wear that jersey uyiBHOSO NGENKANI. FOCUS ON THE TASK , Social media publicity is not ideal for a player of your calibre show the holigans what you made of we are all behind you Good luck to you all come final

ELLIOT - 29 November 2013

All those who are criticising Mambare are not Bosso fans but hypocrites who purport to love iteam yethu yet they are planning our downfall. If Mambare is a Bosso player we will stick him with him through thick and thin. BOSSO FOR LIFE

bongs - 2 December 2013

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