Zimbabwe Football Association President, Dr Phillip Chiyangwa has hailed remarks made by Honourable Patrick Chinamasa during the 2018 budget presentation as a welcome development.
Dr Chiyangwa said it is refreshing and encouraging for the Finance and Economic Planning Minister to mention the revival of sport as instrumental in aiding the new dispensation’s economic recovery thrust.
“I am glad that the new leadership shares my dream of revolutionising the sports industry so that it actively contributes towards the gross domestic product.
“In football, we are ready to work with the government towards the construction of state of the art facilities that are crucial in our quest to host major tournaments,” said Dr Chiyangwa.
Minister Chinamasa made the budget presentation to parliament on 7 December, where he indicated that government will work towards establishing a vibrant sports industry, centered on multi-sports facilities to be constructed around the country.
The minister made specific reference to the need for bucket seats at sports facilities as is the norm elsewhere. – ZIFA