Zimbabwe is set to receive assistance from FIFA who have pledged to provide funding for the construction of one stadium and football pitches following Cyclone Idai which claimed several lives and destroyed sporting infrastructure.

Representatives from FIFA on Sunday (today) met Zifa and government officials at an occasion where there were deliberations on possible interventions that the world football governing body can make following Cyclone Idai which ravaged sporting infrastructure.

After meeting officials from Zifa, SRC Director General Prince Mupazviriho and Director of Sport and Recreation Eugenia Chidhakwa, FIFA foundation project manager Segbe Pritchett gave an insight into deliberations which are expected to culminate in the construction of a stadium in Mutare and football pitches.

The two FIFA representatives visited Zimbabwe after embarking on a similar visit in Mozambique which was largely affected by floods which claimed numerous lives.

Fifa’s delegates were specifically deployed to assess and find ways of how the world football body foundation can assist nations affected by natural disasters.