Former Premier Soccer League fixtures-secretary, Beadle Musa Gwasira, has donated 100 bags of cement towards the developments that need to be done at Barbourfields Stadium.
Speaking to The Herald on Sunday, Gwasira said he has also pledged to provide the fridges needed in the dressing rooms for the match officials and doping experts. He said:
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This is what has driven me to come up with this initiative hoping that if I can help Bulawayo City Council, as a proud citizen of this country, start working on the repairs needed at Barbourfields, others will also chip in because this is now a national cause.
… We can’t leave everything in the hands of the Bulawayo City Council, even though they own the stadium, we have to help them because this is a national cause now and every individual or company who cares about football should come together in this challenging hour.
Meanwhile, the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA), is reportedly lobbying the Confederation of African Football (CAF), to reverse the ban on the use of Zimbabwean stadiums for international matches.
The stadiums were banned as they do not meet the minimum requirements established by CAF, forcing the Zimbabwe Football Association to look for alternative venues in neighbouring countries.