By Melissa Gombe recently in Shamva
Shamva based Northern Region Division One side Simba Bhora FC has been hailed for making strides towards the development of their district, following their efforts to renovate Wadzanai stadium.
The club which was promoted to Division one in 2019 is currently renovating the stadium to suit Premier Soccer League (PSL) standards, a development that has created jobs for the local community.
Once complete the stadium is expected to host the country’s top football sides, something that will boost local business, creating several development opportunities for the district.
Already, the local community is benefiting from borehole water that is supplied from the construction site.
Shamva legislator Bramwell Bushu lauded the club for its determination which he said was in line with President Mnangagwa’s Vision 2030.
“As the community of Shamva, we have a resolution with Simba Bhora to construct the stadium as a way to develop our community. This is in line with the President’s 2030 vision of enhancing our communities,” he said.
“With this, we wish that when people from all over the county come to watch soccer at Wadzanai Stadium, some of them would want to invest in Shamva developing the community.”
“Some people would be using the guest houses and lodges in our community and this will bring in revenue.”
“Just like the club’s motto ‘Chinhu chedu’, this is indeed our project as a community.”
Youth, Sports, Arts and Recreation Deputy Minister Tinoda Machakaire who was the guest of honour at the stadium’s our yesterday said the government was going to support the project businessman Simba Ndoro’s project .
“This cannot be done by many and this is the social responsibility that is needed county wide,” said Machakaire.
“I want to say thank you to Mr Simba Ndoro (Simba Bhora FC president) for the support you have shown to the community and this project deserves the government’s support.”
“We have been challenged by the Shamva community and thus we wish to see all communities’ country wide to do the same. We need to upgrade our facilities.”
Simba Bhora Secretary General Mr Taurai Janhi said the club wanted the community to benefit from their project and were aiming to complete the stadium before June when football matches are expected to resume.
“This project is not only for Simba Bhora but the whole community. We wish to complete these renovations before June so that we will be able to play our Division One League in this Stadium,” said. Nhau/Indaba