Aspiring ZANU PF Highfield Ward 24 Councillor Prosper Kadewere has promised to upgrade sporting facilities in Highfield among a raft of transformational measures in the area.
The sporting facilities include Gwanzura Stadium and Zimbabwe Grounds, which hold a sentimental value to the Highfield Community and Zimbabwe at large
Gwanzura stadium has been neglected for years denying the people of Highfields Premiership football they have always enjoyed.
Historically Gwanzura stadium was home to Harare giants Caps United and the now-defunct Black Aces.
Speaking to ZimMorning Post, Kadewere a former footballer who is also brother to Olympic Lyon star striker Tino, said it was important to develop facilities in Highfield which is one of the oldest suburbs in Harare. Kadewere said:
I grew up in Highfield, I understand the sentimental value of Gwanzura and Mazigo (Zimbabwe Grounds), it is important for us to revamp these facilities.
We need to create an environment in which the youths have opportunities and sport is one avenue.
I know the problems facing the people in my Ward, being someone who was born and bred in the area.
One thing I have noticed is that the youths are now into drug abuse because they do not have something ideal that keeps them occupied. That’s why we need to spruce up all the sporting facilities.
Kadewere added that the ruling ZANU PF is a people’s party adding that nd the youths are the future.
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