Floodlights installed at national sports stadium

By Skilder Makona

The renovation of the National Sports Stadium to meet international standards continues with the venue now able to host evening matches after the installation of flood lights.

Sports and Recreation Commission officials this Thursday took time to test the flood lights much to the satisfaction of key stakeholders.

The development is part of efforts to ensure that the facility meets CAF and FIFA standards to host not only international matches, but domestic encounters in the evening.

Although there is still a lot of work to be done, top on the list is the installation of bucket seats, the repair of flood lights is a step in the right direction.

Zimbabwe was this year given a temporary reprieve to host matches at the National Sports Stadium after the match venue had been banned for failing to meet international standards.

So far, dressing rooms, media tribunal, medical rooms and the playing surface have been standardised.

Hope is therefore that by the time CAF inspectors return for routine inspection, the stadium will meet the required expectations.

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