By Zandile Tandi
President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said local football was ’flourishing’ despite the fact that the country’s most popular sport has been suspended for 12 months.
Domestic football was suspended since Government intervened as part of the lockdown measures, introduced in March last year to try and contain the Covid-19 crisis.
This has meant local clubs, who have depended on gate receipts to oil their operations, have found themselves struggling, just to stay afloat.
Posting on his social media accounts this Monday, President Mnangagwa said, “Zimbabwean football is flourishing.
“I’ve been speaking to football clubs across Zimbabwe, including Dynamos and @HighlanderBosso, to see how we can safely get players back on the pitch and fans in the stadiums”.
President Mnangagwa’s statement comes at a time the Sports and Recreation Commission has said it could open up high risk sports such as football as early as this week.