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ZIFA Wants National Sports Stadium Rehabilitation Expedited

ZIFA Wants National Sports Stadium Rehabilitation Expedited

The ZIFA leadership, which is not recognised by FIFA, has commended the government for availing over ZWL$1 billion for the renovation of sporting facilities including the National Sports Stadium (NSS).

The Government has set aside ZWL$1.2 billion in the 2023 National Budget for upgrading sporting facilities across the country.

The National Sports Stadium is the main venue for hosting international matches but was banned by CAF as it does not meet the required standards.

Acting ZIFA president Gift Banda said the renovation of NSS should be expedited so that it meets international standards when ZIFA’s suspension by FIFA is lifted. Banda said:

The emphasis on Zimbabwe’s return to international football has been that when we do so we go back having sorted our issues, having structures and infrastructure in place.

We’ve also been working on mending relations with key stakeholders and Government is one such key stakeholder.

It is good to note that the Government is serious about getting the National Sports Stadium to the required standards.

This means when our suspension is lifted we’ll defend our pride right within our borders.

Hopefully when we return to international football the National Sports Stadium will be ready for us to play international football competitively.

Bucket seats, modern electronic turnstiles, and a venue operations centre (VOC) are some of the outstanding issues that need to be addressed according to FIFA and CAF inspectors. | The Sunday News

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12 Comments

Tateguru 2 months ago

ZIFA zodwa ingamula lezi


ndunge 2 months ago

Iwe cheroukataura sei fifa yakati todakamambo so nyarara zvako na mlotsa wako muri 2mukunyeperana


musombo 2 months ago

1,2billion rtgs 🤣🤣apa Qatar yakashandisa close to 23billion US just for this world cup,,,


2 months ago

Z$1.2 billion by the time it is availed would not be enough even for Rudhaka stadium in Marondera. Rtgs ririkudonha every week iri. Budget should be in us$$$


seme order 2 months ago

kuziva nhema mowanza chizan kubhora


Mdc 4ED 2 months ago

Ngavape tagwirei contract yacho


Cde hondo 2 months ago

There is no zifa in Zimbabwe, fifa knows that, we only have a boozers organisation not recognised by CAF and Fifa


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.. 2 months ago

ko bhora reArgentina neMexico rakapera sei batsiraiwo vasina maTV machawa asingaende kubhawa


2 months ago

2.0 ARGENTINA


Sir African 2 months ago

There are two Zifa organisation just as there are two opposition,one owned by government and the other owned by the football community.
The one owned by government is trying to win the masses favour.


Sir African 2 months ago

Gift Banda should be banned for life by Zifa for meddling in the destruction of football.


gz 2 months ago

ko vakagowesa ndiyan paArgentina



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