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Utande Internet Service Providers To Pay Highlanders Players’ Salaries

29 August 2021

Highlanders Football Club has announced that it has entered into a partnership deal with Utande Internet providers that will see the latter paying salaries for the club's first-team players.

The Bulawayo-based Castle Lager Premier Soccer League giants announced on Saturday:

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We are glad to announce that we have tied down a six-month partnership deal with Utande Internet Service providers.

In this arrangement, Utande will take care of the first team players’ salaries.

The agreement is effective from 1 September.

In June this year, Bosso players embarked on a strike and refused to train in the build-up to last Sunday’s Chibuku Super Cup clash against Bulawayo City over poor salaries.

Highlanders Football Club reportedly topped up players’ monthly salaries by US$70 after the intervention of the Footballers Union of Zimbabwe (FUZ).

The club admitted its struggles and appealed for assistance after failing to raise funds to pay salaries for June.

Highlanders’ treasurer, Donald Ndebele sent out a passionate public appeal to members, fans and sympathisers saying the coronavirus pandemic had affected the club's revenue streams.

Local football was banned last year following the outbreak of the coronavirus and temporarily resumed this year before being banned again as new coronavirus infections and deaths increased.

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