The central government has joined hands with Bulawayo City Council to refurbish Barbourfields to meet a deadline that was set by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
CAF said Zimbabwe will only have the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier match against Algeria played in the country if it finishes refurbishing Barbaourfields before or on Tuesday next week.
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The Deputy Minister of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation, Tinoda Machakaire, said that the central Government has released $13 million to BCC for the refurbishment of Barbourfields. He said:
I’ll be able to give details after Monday because from the meeting we had, we were told that most of the things would be done oy Monday. I’ll be here again to check progress and make sure what has been agreed on is done. I’m happy with the progress made but they were a bit slow. I’m here to push them to be a bit quicker so that we meet the deadline.
The Chronicle reports that the procurement of material needed for the refurbishment Barbourfields was being done this Friday.
CAF banned the use of all stadia in Zimbabwe for international games saying that they did not meet minimum standards.
More: The Chronicle