PREMIERSHIP New boys Sheasham FC are set to host the first match at their home ground, Bata Stadium, on Sunday.
They host leaders Highlanders.
The Construction Boys have been using Mandava in Zvishavane as an alternative home ground. Their base is in Gweru.
Hwange’s Colliery has also been approved to host PSL matches. Bata was under intensive renovations all along and is expected to have an estimated 8 000 full capacity.
Sheasham chairman, Reginald Chidawanyika, said their efforts have been rewarded as the approval comes at the right time when they are set to face one of the biggest clubs in the country.
“We have put in a lot of effort to be here,” he said.
“It feels good that, at last, we have been rewarded for our efforts and we are set to use Bata as our home ground.
“It came after a long time and it is a reprieve as we had incurred big traveling expenses, which were costing us. “So, finally, we are happy that our fans will watch our home matches without traveling far.’ He added:
“And, we would like to thank the fans for their understanding as most of them took their time to travel to Mandava.
“It’s a big sacrifice and we would like to thank them for their patience. Now Bata has been approved and we now have to shift our gear up for us to maintain our status in the top flight.
“I have to say the approval has come at the right time when we have been looking forward to playing against Highlanders.
“They are the current log leaders and we are excited by the challenge that awaits us. We are expecting a good game of football