Mutare mayor Tatenda Nhamarare has taken a dig at Zifa and the Premier Soccer League (PSL) for condemning Buffaloes’ adopted home ground Sakubva Stadium ahead of the upcoming season.
Just like last season, the Zifa Grounds Committee has condemned the facility whose infrastructure is deemed poor.
The committee is currently inspecting stadiums across the country to be used this year.
PSL chief executive officer Kennedy Ndebele said Sakubva Stadium was in a bad state, from the playing turf to the dressing rooms.
In an interview with NewsDay Sport yesterday Nhamarare said the facility was far much better than other stadiums used for top-flight league in the country.
“We are in the process of running around to address the said issues. We have to run around to resolve the matter, but Sakubva Stadium has always on our 2015 budget,” he said.
“But I think it has become a norm for PSL to condemn the stadium each year, but what amazes me at the end of the day is that the stadium will be used. I think this has to do with politics at PSL, because Sakubva is far much better than other stadiums which are used in the PSL, although l can’t name them,” he said.
Meanwhile Rusape Town Council has allocated $60 000 towards the renovations of Vhengere Stadium the home of fellow Premiership debutants Dongo Sawmills.
Town secretary Joshua Maligwa confirmed the development to this publication on Tuesday.
“We met recently in our full council meeting and we recommended that we are going to channel $60 000 towards the renovations of the stadium. But it was not something we had not prepared to do, but Dongo Sawmills wrote to us saying that they are going to use Vhengere Stadium,” he said.
“But that time we had already set our budget for 2015. So we are not going to fully help in the renovations of the stadium, but we are however, appealing to the corporate world to support us,” he