Bruce Chikuni

THE construction of Yadah FC’s Heart Academy has not only cheered many in the country’s football circles but also changed the lives of others as more than 1 000 people are employed in the project.

And, more manpower is expected to be hired in the final countdown to the opening of this stadium in the next few weeks.

Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministry leader, prophet Walter Magaya, said the name of the stadium was a reminder that people should be allowed to follow what their heart desires.

He believes the next time the Warriors are in camp, possibly at his complex, which he donates free of charge, they will use the Heart Stadium for their practice sessions.

However, his club faces the possibility of being demoted from the domestic Premiership after a poor run of form.

Their latest defeat was a 1-3 loss at the hands of Hwange at the colliery.

Magaya believes his club will survive the chop and they will maintain their PSL status once they start using Heart as their home ground.

“I’m not worried about the team’s performance because I have a feeling that they will start collecting points once we start using our Heart Stadium.

“This is not an excuse for not posting better results, they know where they are heading to if they keep on losing.

“What I know is this stadium (Heart) will definitely switch things up a bit because they would not want to let other teams use their turf while they are playing in Division One,” said Magaya.

This stadium is expected to start as a smaller unit, making room for 5 000 fans, with the bucket seats having been secured.

Work will continue with the stadium expanding to 15 000 seater unit.

All the Harare clubs have been forced to play their matches out of the capital because of the unavailability of stadiums.

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