Barbourfields Stadium, National Sports Stadium Do Not Meet CAF Standards

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has recommended improvements to Barbourfields Stadium and the National Sports Stadium for the two stadiums to meet the continental body’s standards before being certified.

The two stadiums were inspected at the beginning of the month. Caf deputy secretary-general for football and development advised Zifa that the facilities have almost similar shortcomings, with the major one being improvement of the pitch. Caf inspected the National Sports Stadium, Barbourfields Stadium and Zvishavane’s Mandava Stadium.

Caf also recommended implementation of a uniform signage system around Barbourfields stadium to facilitate entry or exit of people. It also wants clear adequate signposts to guide spectators to their sectors.

More: Chronicle

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The National Sports Stadium which is located in the "Sunshine City" Harare is Zimbabwe's biggest stadium. The Stadium was constructed with the aid of the Chinese government in 1987 and has a carrying capacity of 60 000. It is located 7 km west of Harare's... Read More About National Sports Stadium

Barbourfields Stadium also known as Emagumeni located in Bulawayo, the second largest city in Zimbabwe, is one of the biggest sporting facilities in the country. Barbourfields has been used as the traditional home ground for some of Zimbabwe's celebrated football clubs such as Highlanders Football... Read More About Barbourfields Stadium

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