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Inkudla, Emagumeni: Bourberfields stadium, Bulawayo
Iqembu, the team highlanders football club
The old players

Highlanders Football Club : Siyinqaba


Highlanders Football Club is Zimbabwe’s oldest soccer club as well highlanders_in_action as being one of its largest and most successful clubs. The vernacular Ndebele slogans Tshilamoya, Mahlolanyama, iThimu yezwe lonke were variously coined by the team’s fans over the years as a way of expressing the different emotions thoughts of the team evoked in them.

Although its not a word used in everyday language the term "Tshilamoya" is said to mean "my spirit" . However probably as additional urban legend some have said it signifies the fact that in the 1970s when the club really came to prominence certain of Highlanders' star players were so skillful that they could “Bend it like Beckam” or Pele as it were back then. The Hlolanyama is a bird which when it appears is believed to signify the imminence of a bountiful hunt. In the venacular they would say "ihlolanyama lihlola ukujimba". Bosso simply means "The Boss". "iThimu yezwe lonke" highlights the fact that the team’s support base extends throughout the country. Many songs have been composed with these slogans as a central theme perhaps as an impromptu outpouring of emotions among the team's supporters at Babourfields Stadium or eMagumeni. There is a virtually unbreakable bond between the team and its supporters a bond which many have passed down through the generations.