MORE than 18 months of wondering when they will go back to stadiums to watch their favourite teams, good news has finally filtered in for the restless followers of the country’s most followed sport – football.
Football fans are back in stadiums – albeit a limited number of 2 000 supporters per match.
The news was announced by the Zimbabwe Football Association that the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) had approved 2 000 fans to watch Chibuku Super Cup matches.
“SRC has approved ZIFA to allow 2000 fans for Chibuku Super Cup matches,’’ posted Zifa on Twitter.
Fans who wish to watch their teams live must be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, with the Premier Soccer League expected to announce the logistics.
Harare giants Dynamos and Caps United will be the first beneficiaries of the announcement with their fans set to watch their teams in Chibuku Super Cup first round matches on Sunday.
Caps United take on ZPC Kariba at the Nationals Sports Stadium while Dynamos play Harare City at Baobab Stadium in Mhondoro.
The last local match to be watched by fans was the Castle Challenge Cup fixture between FC Platinum and Highlanders at Barbourfields Stadium in March last year.
FC Platinum won the match 2-0, a fixture that was characterised by crowd trouble when Bosso fans invaded the pitch just before the end of the game.