Paul McAndrews

How Mine to get windfall

Raymond Jaravaza
HOW Mine players and the technical staff will be smiling all the way to the bank if commitments made by the club owners a�� the Bulawayo Mining Company a�� come to fruition, B-Metro Sport has heard.

The sponsors announced last Wednesday that the club will fold as the mining company looks to review its corporate social responsibility strategy that will focus on community driven projects.

Club chairman Paul McAndrews said the company will honour its contractual obligations to the players and technical staff.

a�?We are working on a payment plan to make sure all our players and coaching staff are paid what is due to them and that will be done in the shortest possible period.

a�?Ita��s a delicate issue that is being handled by the companya��s human resources and finance departments and due diligence is required when dealing with contractual issues. No one will be short changed by the latest developments,a�? said McAndrews.

He would not give a timeframe as to when the payment plan will be finalised.

a�?Bulawayo Mining Company, the holding company for How Mine and principal sponsors of How Mine FC, announces that it has reached an agreement with the Premier Soccer League to surrender the How Mine FC Premiership franchise,a�? read a statement from the club sponsors.

Just last month Bekithemba Ndlovu was named substantive coach and given the responsibility to rebuild the squad for 2018.

Seasoned players such as Milton Ncube and Peter a�?Rioa�� Moyo had renewed their contracts with the club.

Unconfirmed reports suggest that Harare City are eager to take up the How Mine franchise and bounce back into the Premier Soccer League after being relegated last season.

But Harare mayor Bernard Manyenyeni is on record saying that the city cannot afford to sponsor a team in the PSL due to financial constraints.

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