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Highlanders E600 000 fans violence bill

By Lwazi Dlamini

Mbabane Highlanders fans’ endless un-sportsmanship behaviour is drilling a big hole in Managing Director Chief Ally Kgomongwe’s pockets.

A staggering E600 000 has already been paid by the South African businessman since he took over the ‘Black Bull’ chairmanship on June 20, 2019. Highlanders now face another E120 000 fine after the club’s fans caused mayhem at Mavuso Sports Centre after a 2-1 loss to Manzini Sea Birds where, like blood-thirsty hyenas, they attacked referee Mbongeni Shongwe who ran like a cheetah on steroids to the safety of a police van.

The movie-like scene played itself after Manzini Sea Birds striker Sandumuzi Zwane looked like he had used his hand to score the 79th-minute winning goal against Highlanders in a typical fashion of Argentina’s Diego Maradona’s infamous ‘Hand of God’ goal against England in the World Cup 1986 quarter-final in Mexico.

A peeved Kgomongwe, who spends not less than E3 million a year running Highlanders, told the Eswatini Financial Times this week that the money spent on paying fines due to fans’ misbehaviour is a huge concern for him and as a result, he has called an urgent Supporters meeting.

“When I took over, I found that Highlanders were owing close to E200 000 with the PLE in fines. I had to settle that bill and already I have spent close to E600 000. This is too much. This money could be used to settle other expenses of running the team. I cannot comment on the latest issue because we need to investigate what happened. We have called a meeting for the supporters this weekend. We need to get to the bottom of the issue because it is crippling us,” Kgomongwe said.

He said there is a need to find a lasting solution to the fans’ misbehaviour. Read More

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