England-based Zimbabwean international footballer, Marvelous Nakamba who plays for Premier League side, Aston Villa is constructing a multi-million-dollar home in Bulawayo.
The Standard reports that Nakamba was initially scheduled to begin work on the double-storey project in January 2020.
It is a massive castle with features such as three bedrooms all with ensuite on the ground floor plan, a swimming pool, an elevator, three lounges, a three-car garage, double volume dining room, study and offices for the player’s foundation.
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Inside the property located at number 2 Willsgrove Road, Manningdale, Bulawayo, are also staff quarters, multiple covered patios, an elaborate entertainment area and a second bar by the pool.
But The Sports Hub gathered that the football star has since abandoned that initial plan after purchasing the land next to the initial property.
A source close to the player revealed that demolitions have already been done on the property next door and it could be that Nakamba is looking to construct an even bigger structure as he continues to invest in property.
Efforts to get a comment from Nakamba were fruitless. However, the new property in Manningdale will be a significant upgrade for Nakamba, who three years ago constructed a 14-roomed mansion in Bulawayo’s leafy Sunninghill suburb while he was still at Belgian side Club Brugge.
The five-bedroomed mansion built on a one-and-half-hectare plot along Graham Road is currently the Nakambas family home. In addition to the new multimillion-dollar project, Nakamba, through the Marvellous Nakamba Foundation Trust, is also planning to build a sports centre in the Mahatshula suburb in the country’s second-largest city.
Villa signed Nakamba on a five-year deal from Belgian giants Club Brugge for a reported transfer fee of £11m in August 2019, a deal that earns the Zimbabwean defensive midfielder a salary of a whopping 2.5 million euros (£2.2 million) per year.