Premier Soccer League (PSL) newcomers, Mushowani Stars are set to play home matches at Trojan Stadium in Bindura starting next weekend pending final touches to the stadium as stipulated by the PSL.
PSL action is scheduled to return to Bindura, 12 years after Mwana Africa relegated, if debutants Mushowani Stars meet PSL standards.
The club is already ramping up support from soccer starved fans and held a cleanup campaign, heralding their return to the province after a stint of playing their home games in Harare.
Mushowani Stars President Lovemore Nyakasoka said only a few touch ups remain like erecting advertising billboards around Trojan stadium, revealing that renovations worth approximately RTS$50 000 were carried out.
“Our aim is to play here in Mashonaland Central Province because that is where our supporters are. In soccer, supporters are the 12th player so we don’t have supporters at the moment when playing in Harare, and that is taking away our advantage,” he said.
The club is however appealing for sponsorship as Nyakasoka is funding the club alone in the face of debilitating stadium renovation costs and travelling expenses.
Club captain, Cclive Dzingayi said the team will keep pushing in order to amass as many points as possible and secure a position in the top eight of the league by end of season.
“We have been playing without home support so this is a good move which will enhance our game and enable us get more points,” he said.
Mushowani Stars are currently on 16th position on the PSL log after getting 2 wins, 2 draws and losing 6 times.