The Zimbabwean state government has responded to the international football stadium crisis that faces the Warriors.
While CAF ruled the Barbourfields Stadium below required standards and forced Zimbabwe to find an alternative venue in neighbouring countries, the government has now confirmed actions to solve the setback.
Bulawayo Mayor Solomon Mguni told the media the great news: “I’m pleased to say that the Ministry of Local Government (and) Public Works has confirmed the release of a $13 million grant, which we had applied for, for remedial works at Barbourfields Stadium,” he said to The Chronicle.
“In addition, the ministry has procured a contractor, who will work on Barbourfields and National Sports stadiums.
‘‘The contractor will start as soon as possible in preparation for the next inspection by CAF and the international match. I’m advised the contractor should be in Bulawayo this (yesterday) afternoon,” he added.
Meanwhile, ZIFA is yet to confirm if Warriors' next home game will be in South Africa or Zambia.