Mabvuku sports ground set for rehab

Tawanda Munthali

Mabvuku Sports Club is set to receive a much needed face-lift after a local power company agreed to help in developing the sports arena.

Sitting 17 km of the south eastern periphery of the capital. The multi- discipline venue popularly known as Number 1 grounds encompasses a athletics track, basketball and tennis courts, cricket and rugby pitches as well as a football pitch.

Youths in the suburb will benefit from the major face-lift that it will receive from Power Giants.

This sports arena has been the launch pad for a number of a bona-fide legends in the sporting
fraternity such as the Mugeyi brothers (William and Wilfred),veteran gaffer Brenna Msiska,as well the late Joe “Kode” Mugabe amongst other stars.

The same arena has lost a lot of promising stars to social indecencies that include drug and substance abuse.

Power Giants chairperson Edzai Kachirekwa said the move to refurbish the sports club is aimed at freeing the youths from social vices that include prostitution, drug and substance abuse amongst other

Gwanzura stadium is another local football and athletics ground that is undergoing renovations

“The youth are driven away from showcasing their talent because of the state of the sporting facilities,” Kachirekwa said.

Kachirekwa also said that now is the time to create a conducive environment that will be used to develop the next crop of sports personalities.

Mabvuku Sports Club becomes the second- high density sporting facility to get a face-lift after Gwanzura Stadium which is currently being refurbished courtesy of Ambassador and cleric Uerbet Angel.

Currently, sporting facilities in the country are site for sore eyes as evidenced by the recent ban imposed on a number of stadiums that include National Sports Stadium, Rufaro as well as Barbourfields
which have been deemed unfit to host international matches.

Sports facilities play a crucial role in developing top notch athletes.

With the nation’s sporting infrastructure on its knees and in house squabbling reigning supreme in sports governing bodies. calls have been made to players in the private sector to chip in with developmental aid.

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