The Bulawayo Provincial Education Director Dan Moyo on Friday said the turf removed from the Khumalo Hockey Stadium would be shared among several schools in the country’s second biggest city.
He however did not give the number of schools to benefit from the turf to be replaced with a new one.
In an interview with NewsDay on Friday, Moyo said the hockey stadium turf needed revamping in preparation for the Africa Olympic qualifiers pencilled in for September.
“Bulawayo schools will be benefiting from the rehabilitation of the hockey stadium because as soon as the old turf is removed, the turf will be allocated to various schools. The turf was last restored in 1994 to 1995 and it is imperative that it be sent to schools to ensure that learning sporting activities begins at a young age,” he said.
Moyo said the Africa Olympic qualifiers were an opportunity for development and would be a legacy for Zimbabwe.
The Minister for Education, Sports, Arts and Culture David Coltart said the new Khumalo Hockey Stadium turf would arrive on Friday and would facilitate the replacement of the old turf.
“The Hockey Association of Zimbabwe, Ministry of Education, the Bulawayo City Council, public works, schools and clubs are being supportive in this project,” he said.