PROPHET Walter Magaya has designed a gigantic plaque to place a Hall of Fame roll of honour of fallen and living legends of the game at his newly-built Heart Stadium in Waterfalls.
The 5000-seater venue is expected to be commissioned on Sunday with engineers putting the finishing touches to the stadium.
And, Magaya has dedicated space attached to the southern grandstands to honouring the heroes of the game in this country.
In an interview with Zimpapers Sport, Magaya said the facility will be a place to celebrate those who have hoisted the country’s flag high in the field of play.
“As I have always said, the Heart Stadium is not my personal thing. I am doing it for football and the country.
“As such, we have created a huge plaque where we will place a Hall of Fame roll to honour the heroes of our game.
“We will also place their portraits so that everyone who comes to visit the Heart Stadium will be in a position to see our football heroes as a nation.
“We want to make the Heart Stadium an archaeological site where local football ornaments and artefacts are also preserved.
“I love football and this is my small way of helping the game that I love with all my heart.”
Magaya said inductees for the Hall of Fame roll will be determined by a panel of experts.
“I am sure you know what the likes of yesteryear heroes like the late George “Mastermind” Shaya and the legendary Moses “Bambo” Chunga did for our football.
“There are also great footballers like Peter Ndlovu and Benjani Mwaruwari who helped create a rich legacy for Zimbabwean football.
“You also look at the still active players like Knowledge Musona and Khama Billiat.
“All these players need to be celebrated, that is why we have created this specific plaque placed on a prominent place within the stadium.”