Bulawayo giants, Highlanders Football Club has appointed former Warriors player Joel Luphahla as an assistant coach.

The Club also appointed Ronald Moyo as the new Chief Executive Officer following the departure of Nhlanhla Bahlangene Dube.

The statement from the club Secretary General Morgen Dube reads:


“After a long search that followed adverts for the Vacant CEO position, we have managed to fill in the slot. After going through a rigorous exercise of screening and looking at a number of Club immediate and long term needs we were indeed convinced that from all the best men we had at our disposal one had to take the crown. All your concerns about not downgrading the Club with an average pro have been taken care of in the water tight and thorough process. 


I here take this opportunity to appeal to your unquestionable support to this great institution by accepting, respecting and supporting this choice and decision in that regard. Ronald Moyo has been identified, chosen and appointed the Substantive Highlanders Football Club Chief Executive Officer. He will officially assume office on the 1st April (not a fools joke) 2022 though he is and has been acting in that capacity. Ikhethwa ematholeni!


Technical Team

Following a recent rise on the Team’s performance your ExCom has reviewed the works of the Mandla Mpofu Staff. We have resolved to support the Coaches and allow them to carry their mandate of competing for the ultimate price in the league. Following their request to beef up the bench and have a full compliment Joel Luphahla has been brought in as the second Assistant Coach. We humbly urge the Highlanders family to support the Technical Team in all ways possible to help the Club attain the intended goal. Together we can!


Pan African Super League

Contrary to fears that Clubs around Africa have been selected to play in this League and ours not amongst them. We have engaged clarity from the Football Authorities on the selection process and how Highlanders has been ‘left’ out. I would like to assure the Highlanders family that as much as it is very true that there is indeed such a League being planned there is NO Club that has been selected. CAF will come up with the criteria that we be used to select Clubs and only those Clubs that will meet that criteria will be selected. The criteria will be made public in all possible platforms including CAF website. We are amongst Africa’s Elite!


Morgen Dube

Executive Secretary.”