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Mutare’s US$1m Sakubva Stadium headache

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Mutare’s US$1m Sakubva Stadium headache


Martin Muleya

MUTARE – Mutare City Council requires US$1 million to refurbish Sakubva Stadium, the only home for top-flight football in the town, a budget meeting held on Monday at Townhouse was told.
Acting Finance Director Ronald Guni said it is only after such renovation that the giant recreational facility can meet Premier Soccer League (PSL) and Confederation of African Football (CAF) minimum standards.
“Currently no matches are being played at Sakubva stadium. We have ring-fenced an account for face-lifting our recreational facilities and renovations are already taking place at Sakubva Stadium. We need at least US$1 million for Sakubva but the stadium only generating US$12 000 from its use by Division One teams,” said Guni.
Harriet Munyakwe of Ward 14 said the budget proposal was fair adding that there was a need for Council to keep on engaging residents in the city.
Manica Youth Assembly (MAYA) director Jusa Kudhezera the budget proposal was comprehensive as there were a lot of projects that the local authority intends to venture into.

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