Latest News Editor's Choice

News / National

Gvt partners with Sakunda to invest in upgraded seating for National Sports Stadium

by Tonderai Ndoro
10 Jun 2024 at 04:45hrs | Views
The Government, in partnership with Sakunda Holdings, has invested in upgrading the National Sports Stadium, paving the way for international events to return to Zimbabwe.

This development is a fruit of the Second Republic's policy of promoting Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs). The stadium will receive a facelift, including the installation of bucket seats and other necessary equipment.

This upgrade is expected to meet the standards of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), which had previously disapproved the stadium for international matches due to the lack of bucket seats.

 Zimbabwe has had to play its home games in other countries, but the refurbishment of the National Sports Stadium signals a return to hosting international soccer matches. This development aligns with President Mnangagwa's vision of modernizing sporting facilities across the country to meet international standards.

The upgrade includes the installation of bucket seats, construction of new community sports facilities, and adoption of e-enabled aspects of sporting activities. The move is a welcome development for soccer-loving Zimbabweans, and the refurbished stadium will host international matches.
The Government's partnership with Sakunda Holdings demonstrates its commitment to promoting sports development in the country. Additionally, the construction of new sports facilities, such as the Mosi-oa-Tunya International Cricket Stadium in Victoria Falls and rural-based sports facilities like the Uhera Stadium in Murambinda and Mupfure Stadium at Mt Darwin High School, further highlights the Government's efforts to promote grassroots sports and keep youths engaged in positive activities.

In contrast, the Harare City Council, led by the CCC, has struggled to upgrade Rufaro Stadium despite reportedly spending over US$1 million, with no significant changes made to the facility.

Source - Byo24News