Bulawayo Chiefs Football Club

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Bulawayo Chiefs
Full nameBulawayo Chiefs
Nickname(s)Amakhosi Amahle
Founded2012
GroundLuveve Stadium
OwnerLovemore Sibanda
ChairmanJames Rugwevere
Welfare ManagerFarayi Sibanda
CoachThulani Sibanda
LeagueZimbabwe Premier Soccer League
201913th
WebsiteClub home page

Bulawayo Chiefs Football Club is a Zimbabwean Football Club that plays in the Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League. They originated from Bulawayo and their home ground is Luveve Stadium where they are coached by Thulani Sibanda who despite not having the required qualifications by the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) managed to guide the team to avoid relegation.

Background

Bulawayo Chiefs is a professional football team based in Luveve, in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Since its founding in 2012 the club has won promotion to the Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League twice, in 2013 (They did not participate as they sold their premiership licence to Bantu Rovers) and 2017. In 2013 it also won the Machache Meats ZIFA Southern Region Cup. In 2016 they were runners up in the John Landa Nkomo Liquor Hub Super 8 Cup. In addition to the championship the club also won the John Landa Nkomo Liquor hub Super 8 cup and the Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo top 8 Knockout. In 2017, the club won the ZIFA Southern Region Division One championship thus gaining promotion to the 2018 Premier Soccer League. They are called “Amakhosi Amahle”, for their dominance is nothing less than respect worthy.

Social Media

Bulawayo Chiefs are one of the most entertaining sides on Twitter, using banter to actively engage fans on the platform which appears to have inspired other local clubs such as Highlanders Football ClubCAPS United Football Club and Chicken Inn Football Club to up their social media game in recent months. Among their followers is Italian football giants AS Roma, who expressed their admiration for Chiefs' use of banter to actively engage fans on the platform. They had this to say in their admiration:

“Thank you @BulawayoChiefs. It’s now official — you are our No. 1 partner,” the Italian club said in response to the Zimbabwean club’s tweets, which are usually sarcastic in nature and always accompanied by complementing photos.[1]


Here is the man behind all the good work (Thulani Javas Sibanda):

Bulawayo Chiefs Media Officer

Accolades

  • Southern Region Division One Champions 2013
  • Promotion To Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League In 2017
  • Machache Meats Cup winners 2016
  • John Landa Nkomo Super 8 winners in 2017
  • Joshua Mqabuko Nyongolo Nkomo Top 8 knockout tournament winners (2017)

First Team

Goalkeepers

  • David Bizabani
  • Liberty Chirava
  • Matripples Muleya

Defenders

  • Lee Matizirofa
  • Moses Majika
  • Shadreck Nyahwa
  • Malvin Mkolo
  • Nqobile Ndlovu
  • Hussein Zvakavapano
  • Sikhumbulani Dube

Midfielders

  • Eddie Chidavaenzi
  • Arthur Musiyiwa
  • Takunda Muzuva
  • Clement Makamba
  • Mengezi Dube
  • Lucky Ndlela
  • Felix Moyo
  • Tafadzwa Dhliwayo
  • Danny Milias

Attackers

  • Kundishona Chakanyuka
  • Farau Matare
  • Brandon Mpofu
  • Phelius Sibanda

Picture Gallery

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Bulawayo Chiefs vs Bulawayo City
Bulawayo Chiefs vs CAPS United
Bulawayo Chiefs vs Chapungu

References

  1. [1], Published:14 October 2018 , Retrieved: 24 December 2019