Magaya Lied To Mnangagwa About His Heart Stadium
9 May 2024
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By A Correspondent| The ZIFA’s First Instance Board has exposed controversial preacher Walter Magaya for fooling President Emmerson Mnangagwa to officially open a football stadium without ablution facilities.

Magaya’s Heart Stadium was officially opened by President Emmerson Mnangagwa early this year.

At the time of the official opening, Magaya said he had plans to host the Zimbabwe Warriors matches but all that seems to have been lip service from the disgraced Man-of-God to fool Mnangagwa.

Heart Stadium has been without public toilets since its homologation in March and was relying on hiring mobile toilets which were overwhelmed on matchdays.

Heart Stadium’s temporary suspension has forced Magaya’s team Yadah FC to use Rufaro Stadium as their new home ground.

The Miracle Boys are set to host CAPS United on Saturday at Rufaro stadium, making the ceremonial home of football the only venue to use as home ground for all four Harare-based topflight league teams namely Dynamos, Caps United, Yadah FC and Innocent Benza owned Herentals FC.

Stadium crisis is one of the major problems in the country, currently, Zimbabwe does not have a CAF-approved facility which can be used for any international football game.

“Sanitary facilities should be provided for a range of needs, including at least one accessible cubicle within all large WC blocks along with low-level urinals, WCs and hand basins to cater for those of short stature,” a FIFA instructive document seen by ZimEye reads.

Other stadiums that have previously hosted Premier Soccer League matches include National Sports Stadium and Gwanzura Stadium in Highfield.

National Sports Stadium is expected to undergo major improvements to meet FIFA standards so that it can host International matches.

Currently Zimbabwe Warriors will be forced to host international matches on foreign soil while the Sports and Recreation Commission sorts out the stadium issue.

Their last matches were hosted in Rwanda.