Bosso to act on Sibanda

BULAWAYO – Highlanders’ executives were last night scheduled to meet to discuss the conduct of striker Charles Sibanda during Sunday’s defeat to Chicken Inn at Hartsfield Rugby Ground.

Sibanda, who is the Castle Premiership’s leading scorer with 12 goals, was substituted by coach Mark Mathe after failing obey his instructions.

On three occasions during the first half, Sibanda was summoned to the touch line by the Bosso technical team to get instructions.

The former FC Platinum striker, who has been linked with a move to Dynamos next season, failed to follow the orders from the Bosso bench and was subsequently replaced by Knox Mutizwa.

After he was replaced, Sibanda went straight to the changing room before taking a seat in the terraces.

After the match, Bosso supporters were not impressed by the forward’s behaviour and confronted him before they were dispersed by the police.

Highlanders Chief Executive Officer, Ndumiso Gumede slammed Sibanda’s conduct and revealed that the club would act.

“I was there at the stadium and witnessed some of the actions that the young man did. These boys sometimes make silly mistakes,” said Gumede.

“For now we are still waiting for a full report from the technical team on what really transpired. We can only take action after we have first-hand information from the technical team.

“They know what exactly happened. All I can say for now is we will deal with the matter accordingly.”

After the match, Mathe, who is still searching his first win since replacing Kelvin Kaindu, said he was going take action against the forward.

“There is definitely going to be action taken against Charles. What he did was uncalled for and the club will look into it,” he said.

Meanwhile, one of the Bosso players who spoke with the Daily News revealed that many of the squad members do not respect Mathe.

“A number of players do not respect the coach especially those who came from other teams that are known for paying more,” said the player on the condition of anonymity.

“The problem is the coach doesn’t drive and most of them are driving. They believe they have made more money than him and he can’t tell them anything.

“Indiscipline was there even when Kaindu was still coach and somehow Mathe sided with these players back then.

“He is feeling it now. It’s not Charlie alone, they are a handful of players and they have cars and houses and they always say, they have made enough money from football.”

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