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‘BULL’ SUPPORTERS, ALLY MEET

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MBABANE – Following reports that Chief Ally Kgomongwe might be leaving Mbabane Highlanders, supporters have had a chance to get explanations from the horse’s mouth.

It has been reliably gathered that the ‘Black Bull’ supporters were able to meet the South Africa-born businessman on Saturday at the team’s training facility, the Casino Sports Ground in Ezulwini. Though the gist of the meeting remains vague, the capital giants’ National Supporters Committee (NSC) Chairman Kenneth Dlamini has just toned it down to a ‘courtesy visit’.

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Dlamini said it was not a meeting per se but supporters took advantage to pay the team Managing Director (MD) a visit. “It was not necessarily a meeting; it was just a courtesy visit. They took advantage of the fact that he was currently in the country and the supporters knew they would get a chance to greet him on Saturday at the Casino Sports Ground following a failed attempt the previous day at Mavuso Sports Centre where Highlanders was playing,” said the chairman. He refuted allegations that this was an attempt by the supporters to convince the director to stay at Highlanders. “Of course they got the chance to ask if indeed it was really out of his control and he needed to leave. The director got a chance to also clearly explain to the Highlanders’ loyalists his position on the matter,” said Dlamini.

Otherwise, the chairman said the supporters’ intentions were to exchange pleasantries with Kgomongwe and express their appreciation for all his efforts to put Highlanders where it is now. Dlamini said with the issues of COVID-19 restrictions, it had been a while since the supporters had had a chance to meet the director. Meanwhile, the team supporters recently petitioned Kgomongwe’s royal family.

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The petition was signed by a total of 52 supporters which include the NSC, branch chairpersons and other supporters. The black and white supporters petition was requesting the Kgomongwe household to allow Ally to continue as Highlanders boss for the next three years, which is when his 5-year contract will come to an end. This was after reports that the director will be stepping down at the end of the season due to work commitments in his home country. The MD also confirmed this, highlighting that he was yet to meet his family but indicated that he loved Highlanders and the supporters which he held dearly to his heart.

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