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Zimbabwe's Stadiums In Deplorable State

Zimbabwe's Stadiums In Deplorable State

The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) Grounds Committee, has painted a sorry picture of the country’s stadia ahead of the new season.

The Committee has started the inspection of the facilities used by the top-flight clubs around the country.

Some of the stadiums, which have been under the spotlight, include Rufaro, Vengere, Sakubva, Baobab, Mandava, Barbourfields, Gibbo, Ascot, Luveve, White City, and Barbourfields.

Local CAF Club Licensing Manager, Xolisani Gwesela, who is also part of the ground inspection team, on Friday painted a depressing picture of the condition of the stadiums. He said:

We have since started the inspection of the local stadiums in preparation for the new season and the undeniable truth is that we are facing a national crisis.

All our stadiums are in bad shape and in dire need of renovation.

It is a big worry when none of our stadiums meets the minimum requirements by CAF.

We need to come up with a blueprint on how we should move forward from this.

He said the stadiums need to be modernised as most of them were built in the 1970s and 1980s and no longer meet modern standards.

Gwesela, who is ZIFA spokesperson, warned that if nothing was done to the National Sports Stadium, in the next few months, Zimbabwe would be forced to play home matches in other countries.

More: The Herald

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Chapwititi 6 months ago

It's Zimbabwe,really time changes,can you also imagine that Mandaza,NRZ, and Kubvoruna are now ZUPCO.

Why phone number pindula 6 months ago

Haaaa mu Zimbabwe hamuna chakanakira chimwe

Baba chanana 6 months ago

Kkkkkk Tafadzwa hanz masanctions apinda papi? Kkkkk OK sanction zvaro tingangoripawo mhosva apa but chokwadi zifa and SRC hakuna vanhu.

Coming soon 6 months ago

Ma sunctions bcz lawn Ino diridziwa nemvura inobva overseas and paint muno hamuna inowanikwa ku Britain chete uye vanopenda ma stadium vano impotiwa kkkk plus lawn muno hamuna .Saka ma sunctions ndiwo problem apa magents kkkkk nyatsoi kutarira Apo .Tinofanira kupiwa ma 4 billion me world Bank kuti to rinovate national sports ndoinokwana .Ask Muthuli anozviziva .🤔🤔🏴‍☠️

Ndazvishairwa Pazvo 6 months ago

Pane nyaya chokwadi. They can't renovate stadia but can pay foreign coashes close to million dollars!? Misplaced priorities! And really ma stadium built in 70s and 80s haa guys varume vakuru vachitosunga matie vakadzi vachitopoda daily, going to work, kuti they executives in the national football governing body and sports arts and recreation ministry


Sir 6 months ago

Ngavaite plan azvibude kunotambira kune imwe nyika plus caf ngaitorambe yakatsika ipapo manje

Régo 6 months ago

They shud just build atleast 1 5star stadium

Tang ku 6 months ago

There is nothing sanctions in zim that's the results of mismanagement by these uneducated ,thugs , culprits elements

Tk 6 months ago

MASANCTIONS auraya magrounds weduwe kkkkkkk #GodIsInIt

Bhl 6 months ago


RealGee 6 months ago

UUumm just imagine playing home match in another cntry. Ngavaite pln

Tafadzwa C 6 months ago

Ma sanctions apinda papi

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