Bikita’s Lithium Stadium in $200 000 facelift

NKULUMANI MLAMBO MASVINGO- Lithium Stadium in Bikita under Chief Marozva which the previous management at Bikita Munerals had condemned...


MASVINGO- Lithium Stadium in Bikita under Chief Marozva which the previous management at Bikita Munerals had condemned and planned to turn into cattle auctioning pen has been renovated to international standards.
"The stadium is being renovated in different stages and it is 90% complete. So far almost $200 000 has been poured in by Bikita Minerals but the work is still going on," said Mike Mushava project supervisor and Bikita Minerals FC chairman.
He said this during the annual Chief Marozva Trophy held at the new look stadium on Sunday which was attended by thousands of villagers from Bikita and surrounding areas.
Ealier on Bikita Minerals chief executive officer Grant Hudson officially opened the stadium.
"By the time you come back next year for the Marozva Trophy hopefully Bikita Minerals would have been promoted into the Premier League the VIP shade will be extended to cover half of the ground and there will be new toilets," said Senator Chief Marozva, Philip Mudhe.
Chief Marozva paid tribute to Hudson for spearheading the renovations at the stadium which he said was almost turned into cattle pen as it was becoming difficult to maintain.
"I am grateful to Grant Hudson for spearheading the Marozva Trophy which is in its second year and we have been promised that it will be there as long as possible, we are also happy for the renovations done to the entertainment hall which was in a dilapidated state.
The mine bought uniforms for the eight teams that took part in the two day soccer and netball tournament.
I am happy that the company is also complying and paying its dues towards the Community Share Ownership Scheme a Government program," said Chief Marozva.
Meanwhile, Bikita Minerals won the 2016 Chief Marozva Trophy in style after dismissing impressive Pamushana 2-0 in a pulsating final.
It was a balanced game in the first half but Bikita Minerals took its chance when Blessed Marwisa found the back of the net and made it one nil in the early stages of the game.
In the second half Bikita Minerals dominated the match as they virtually camped in the Pamushana half although they were also launching some sporadic counter attacks but to no avail.
The home side also found themselves celebrating after Tawanda Gepe added another one which sealed the game as a contest in the second half.
Pamushana could not penetrate their opponents' defence which was well marshalled by the no nonsense Bikita Minerals captain Martin (Warrior) Taruvinga and midfielder maestro cum striker Benedict Bhera (18) assited by dribbling wizard Kudakwashe Tsvamuro (17).
For their efforts Bikita Minerals received $300, a floating trophy and jerseys from Zanu PF aspiring MP Beauty Chabaya for the vacant Bikita West constituency while Pamushana who won the trophy last year pocketed $250 for being runners up.
Nyika FC came third and got $150 and Domboshawa FC on fourth position received $100.
In netball Bikita Minerals who won the trophy last year were on fourth position and received $75, on third position was Pamushana who got $100, Nyika Netball team came third and pocketed $150 and the 2016 Chief Marozva Netball queens were Gombo Netball from Chabaya Village who received $200, a floating trophy and a ball from aspiring MP news



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The Mirror: Bikita’s Lithium Stadium in $200 000 facelift
Bikita’s Lithium Stadium in $200 000 facelift
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