CHIPINGE TIMES REPORTER
RUSAPE – The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) has given a green light for Vhengere stadium to host Premier Soccer League (PSL) fixtures two years after it was banned to allow upgrades.
Vhengere was banned in 2020 to allow the local authority, Rusape Town Council to upgrade the turf, drill a borehole and improve ablution facilities
ZIFA Manicaland Zonal chairperson Godfrey Mafurenhewe confirmed the development to Chipinge Times.
Mafurenhewe said the approval was given by a team of ZIFA First Instant Body (FIB) assessors who toured the stadium on Tuesday last week.
“Yes I can confirm that a team of assessors from ZIFA’s FIB visited Vhengere Stadium to check on the progress of the upgrades. The assessors were satisfied with the work done so far and approved the stadium to host PSL fixtures,” said Mafurenhewe.
There is, however, no PSL team in Rusape and the stadium will be home to Mutare based Division 1 Army side Buffaloes Football Club who will be travelling 95 km to the venue.
Mafurenhewe also said that ZIFA has since advised PSL that the stadium has been approved to host league matches.
“The Zimbabwe Football Association would like to inform you that following the re-inspection of Vhengere Stadium, the First Instant Body (FIB) has resolved to provisionally homologate the stadium to host PSL matches,” reads the letter.https://chipingetimes.co.zw