PROVINCIAL general managers who attended the Youth Games general managers’ assembly on Friday in Bulawayo, have expressed satisfaction on the state of the facilities to host the 2013 edition of the Zimbabwe National Youth Games to be held in the city from August 17-25.
The managers, competition directors, and Sports and Recreation Commission co-ordinators for Matabeleland North, Midlands and Matabeleland South, led by Bulawayo provincial co-ordinator Sam Dzvimbu, toured venues around the city on Thursday before holding a meeting at a local hotel on Friday.
The team said the National University of Science and Technology, is set to host athletics, Luveve and Northlea (handball), White City Courts (netball), Emakhandeni Tennis Courts (tennis), White City Stadium (boys’ football) and Stanley Square which is set to host boxing.
Our Bulawayo Bureau yesterday spoke to some of the general managers who toured the city’s sporting facilities.
Matabeleland South province general manager Reuben Mabhena said:
“Bulawayo was given recommendations on areas where we felt had to be spruced up before the games when we had the other meeting. Compared to what we have seen in other provinces in the past, Bulawayo is in a much better position to host the games. However, I hope that Northlea and Luveve handball courts will be complete in time for the games.”
Midlands general manager Cephas Mutume also expressed satisfaction on the state of the facilities.
“So far so good; the facilities are good, but I am not too sure if the handball courts will be done before the games start,” he said.
Manicaland general manager Job Torindoh commended Bulawayo.
Harare Province general manager Nathaniel Madzivanyika said they were generally happy with the facilities.