Hopes of football romance at Gwanzura Stadium seem bleak as parts of the stadium have been turned into a maize field & Muhomba WeMbambaira. The terraces have grass while toilets are virtually unusable due to neglect.
Zimbolivenews crew toured Gwanzura stadium – a venue in Highfield suburb that was once cherished by local football fans, on Sunday and, on entering, discovered maize fields and Mbambaira inside the perimeter wall, behind the terraces.
On their part, Council argues that the maize field belongs to a caretaker and does not interfere with football activities.
Furthermore, this crew discovered rundown toilets, which have become dumping sites, and a deplorable sight of rain pouring down through roof leaks in the changing rooms, while electrical sockets, urinaries and sinks were all in bad state.
In addition, grass has grown all over the terraces.
A vendor trading nearby who preferred anonymity said the stadium has become a love nest during the night as the gate is sometimes left open.
“We just see people going inside the stadium, ko vanenge vachiitei kusina bhora, and mukauya manheru munoonerera nekuti pane varikuita misha imomo,” she explained.
It could not be established what council has planned for the stadium, but it looks obvious that it will not be ready for Premiership games in time for the start of the new season.