MARONDERA-Marondera Municipality has partnered the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) to spruce up Rudhaka stadium in an effort to accommodate the recently promoted army team Cranborne Bullet.
The club intends to use the venue as their home ground following the their elevation into the Premier Soccer League (PSL).
This latest development was confirmed by Marondera Municipality’s Director of Housing and Community Services, Justin Chivavaye.
“As Marondera municipality, we are very happy to have a top-flight football team using Rudhaka stadium as its home ground, given the economic benefits associated with the deal,” said Chivavaye.
“We are now left with the First Instance Board from Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) to come and inspect the venue before they give us their recommendations on what is required on the stadium to meet the required standards,” said Chivavaye.
However, Chivavaye could not reveal how much is required to rehabilitate Rudhaka stadium, saying they would only come up with a figure after they get a report from ZIFA.
Cranborne Bullets F.C. Chairman, Douglas Gwite said the Army artisans will focus mainly on improving the sitting bays, playing turf, ablution facilities, the drainage system, the press gallery and changing rooms.
ZNA to second artisans to help improve the stadium
Gwite said that the deal will also see the Army seconding its artisans to help improve facilities at the stadium.
“The Marondera authorities have expressed interest in hosting us and we are willing to take our home games to the Mashonaland East capital,” said Gwite.