Magaya, the founder and owner of Yadah, has called for the decentralization of Premier Soccer League (PSL) games in Zimbabwe, advocating for matches to be played in various provinces to enable fans across the country to enjoy the sport.
This recommendation comes in the wake of the previous season’s stadia crisis, which limited the top-flight league to just three cities. Notably, traditional fixtures, like Harare giants Dynamos hosting Highlanders, were moved to different stadiums due to these challenges.
Magaya, who recently inaugurated The Heart Stadium, a facility he constructed in less than six months, emphasized the importance of spreading Premiership football to every province. During a visit to Wadzanai Stadium in Shamva, the soon-to-be home venue for Simba Bhora, an ambitious PSL side, Magaya encouraged the team to consider playing their home games there.
The spiritual leader expressed the view that decentralizing games to various provinces would not only benefit the communities but also contribute to the broader accessibility of football. Simba Bhora’s spokesperson, Charles Nyatsine, welcomed Magaya’s visit and acknowledged the valuable insights shared by the prophet regarding the ongoing construction of Wadzanai Stadium.
Dr. Simba Ndoro, the owner of Simba Bhora, has invested substantial funds in transforming Wadzanai Stadium into a 10,000-seater facility. Mining mogul Ndoro is optimistic that the renovations will be completed in time for the upcoming league season, allowing Simba Bhora to call it their home. Magaya’s support and advocacy for decentralization align with the broader goal of enhancing the reach and inclusivity of Zimbabwean football.