Zimbabweâ€™s biggest stadium the National Sports Stadium will finally open its doors to the public on Sunday when Dynamos hosts FC Lupopo of the DRC in the CAF Champions League, first round, second leg encounter.
After lying idle for more than three years, the National Sports stadium will once again reverberate to the sounds of vociferous Zimbabwean soccer fans when it hosts Dembareâ€™s first round second leg match against FC Lupopo of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Speaking after a joint inspection of the giant stadium with ZIFA, Principal Director in the Ministry of Public Works, Retired Colonel Mhakayarova expressed satisfaction with the state of the Stadium ahead of Sundayâ€™s match.
ZIFA Chief Executive Officer, Henrietta Rushwaya said the decision to stage Dembareâ€™s match at the imposing stadium was compelled by the City Councilâ€™s hefty 20% levy on gate takings, which clubs feel is way too high in a harsh economic environment such as the one currently prevailing.
The National Sports Stadium briefly opened for last yearâ€™s Independence celebrations and played host to the Dynamos-Njube Sundowns match in the Independence cup finals. The official opening of the countryâ€™s biggest stadium has been slated for the 12th of next month.