Sibongiseni Gumbi
Football Writer
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16 Jun 2016
12:12 pm

Highlands Park to reward player

Sibongiseni Gumbi

Highlands Park manager and director, Sinky Mnisi has revealed that the players will be rewarded handsomely for their hard work in getting the team to the Absa Premiership.

Highlands Park players and officials celebrate during the Absa Premiership Promotion Play-offs match between Highlands Park and Mbombela United at Makhulong Stadium on June 15, 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images)

The Lions of the North qualified for the Premiership through the National First Division (NFD) promotional play-offs where they have won three games in a row.

“It’s a lot of money… not only the players will be benefiting. I mean the technical team, backroom stuff and of course the ‘special projects’.

Mnisi also said the fans will be invited for a party to celebrate the team’s success in the near future.

“We will be partying very soon, we will be slaughtering cows, we are Africans and we need to follow all the rituals and thank the ancestors,” said Mnisi.

The former Tembisa Classic administrator said he was emotional as he recalls all the hardships he has had to endure in football.

“I am very very emotional. Sometime last year I was hijacked. They asked for my name and once I told them I was Sinky Mnisi, they decided to let me go. They knew me because of football, so in a way football saved me. That is why I am happy to be back in the Premiership division today,” he said.