GWERU based Premier Soccer league debutants Shesham FC are hoping to use their own home ground when the 2023 PSL season kicks off amid revelations that construction of Bata Stadium is now at an advanced stage.
The Midlands based side says they have poured in US$250000 into sprucing up Bata Stadium in Gweru to meet the PSL minimum requirements.
Some of the works have already been concluded with the perimeter fence having already been put in place, while construction of the dressing rooms and the toilets is being finalised.
“We are very happy with the progress taking place at this stadium,” said Shesham F.C chairperson, Reginald Chidawanyika.
“We are very confident that if we continue at this pace we will finalise all the works by end of this month.
“As I am speaking to you we have a team that is in South Africa to buy bucket seats and other equipment for the media box. I am also happy that the equipment for shades is already here and all I can say is that it’s all systems go,” he added.
The PSL newcomers say their players are on a two week pre-season training camp meant to strengthen the side for bigger competition in the local premiership.
“We have managed to acquire a number of new players as we want to give all our best once the season resumes.
“As such we have sent our team for two weeks training where we intend to ensure that the boys get to bond and come up with a winning formula once the season kicks off. We have something special for our fans and we hope to light up Gweru on the football front,” Chidawanyika added.
The Gweru based side won the sole ticket to the top flight from the Central Region Division one league after being crowned champions in 2022.