Financially troubled Byo Chiefs vow to bounce back stronger in 2023
Despite facing some serious financial problems that have seen most of their regular players quitting the club, Bulawayo Chiefs have promised to bounce back stronger in the upcoming 2023 season slated for the end of February.
Chiefs whose squad is now depleted after losing a number of experienced players who were commanding first team jerseys still remain positive and say they are “ready for the 2023 season”.
They took to their social media pages to announce their preparedness for the new Premier Soccer League campaign.
“The silence on this platform (Facebook) was proudly sponsored by ‘Life lessons’, we have learnt and we are ready for 2023.
“WE APOLOGIZE TO EVERYONE for the disappointments. WE ARE BACK, Bolder, Better and Braver. We will gradually give you all NEWS updates you need. Hallo 2023.”
The Facebook posts came a few days after the club was allegedly facing collapse following it’s financial crisis.
Popularly known as the Ninjas, Chiefs experienced a massive player exodus reportedly due to financial disputes.
They lost Perfect Chikwende to the defending champions FC Platinum, Hugh Chikosa to new boys Simba Bhora, the trio of Arthur Musiyiwa and the Moyo twins Elvis and Kelvin to Dynamos as well as goalkeeper David Bizabani and midfielder Lucky Ndlela who are reportedly set to join Green Fuel and Triangle United respectively.
The club also lost the Ghanaian pair of Dela Arkoli and Wilson Mensah who returned back to their native country.
Apart from the aforementioned players, they also lost their assistant coach Thulani Sibanda who is now steering the Triangle United ship in Chiredzi.
Thuts led Chiefs to their first major trophy since earning their promotion into the top flight league in 2018 following the absence of their head coach Nilton Terroso who headed back to Europe in October upon the expiry of his work permit.