Marvelous Nakamba is funding a giant new £3.5 million sports complex – complete with two full-size football pitches in Zimbabwe.
The Nakamba Sports Complex is being constructed in Mahatshula, close to where Nakamba grew up in Bulawayo.
The facility will also feature an outdoor swimming pool and courts for tennis, basketball, and volleyball as well as office space, a gym, on-site bedrooms, and changing facilities.
A spokesman on behalf of the Marvelous Nakamba Foundation (MNF) said of the works:
This is one of many initiatives that have been undertaken by the Marvelous Nakamba Foundation.
Besides the school fees programme, we are now constructing our sports facilities centre.
Phase 1 of the building has already begun with the site in Bulawayo cleared and walls erected.
The complex is aiming to be open in the summer of 2023 and will immediately benefit the young population in Nakamba’s hometown.
The 28-year-old Aston Villa midfielder funded an under-17 national tournament that enabled 400 young footballers to showcase their talents, with two teenagers securing trials at clubs in Europe.
Nakamba will also host a girls’ tournament of eight teams in January 2023. | BirminghamLive