Highlanders FC to Decorate its Offices with Potraits of Ndumiso Gumede

The Bulawayo giants, Highlanders Football Club says it is planning to decorate its offices with pictures of fallen legend Ndumiso Gumede.

 

 

The club took to social media to announce that it is planning to honour Gumede by decorating offices with his pictures.

“How about this brilliant piece of art at one of our facilities in Honour of our departed Hero?

 

Rasta at his very best 👏🏿

 

#RIPNdumisoGumede,” posted Highlanders.

 

The club announced this after South African celebrity painter Lebani Sirenje popularly known as Rasta paid tribute to the late football administrator and actor, Ndumiso Gumede with a portrait.

 

 

 

Gumede died on December 29 aged 76.

 

He had been admitted at Mpilo Hospital, Bulawayo with a kidney ailment.

The ex-Zifa president passed away in Bulawayo from suspected hypertension problems.

 

 

His death comes barely a week after Highlanders Football Club, where he once served as chairman, hosted a special function at the club’s offices in Bulawayo on December 22 to celebrate his life and immense contribution to the club.

 

 

Popularly known in football circles as Gumz or Yours Truly, Gumede, also a former schoolteacher, served Highlanders in various capacities, as chairman, chief executive officer and as club president, a position he held at the time of his death.

 

 

During his tenure as Highlanders chairman, Gumede, who also served as the club’s chief executive officer, is credited with acquiring the club offices, the sports club and a camping house in Bulawayo’s Luveve suburb.

 

 

He also held a number of posts at the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA), where he was a former vice-president, chief executive officer and committee member.

 

 

He is also credited for helping expose the widely publicised Asiagate scandal, the biggest match fixing scandal to rock Zimbabwean football during his.

 

 

At one time, he was a member of the Caf appeals committee.

 

 

Born on 14 October 1945 in Bulawayo at the end of the Second World War, Gumede grew up in Mzilikazi’s R square 62.

 

Gumede’s involvement with Highlanders dates back to 1974 when he was the club’s representative in the then Salisbury.