THE Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) has given the green light for 2 000 fully vaccinated supporters to attend Chibuku Super Cup matches.
The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) announced on Thursday that the SRC had approved the return of a limited number of fans to local football matches.
Zimbabwe’s football fans have not been able to attend local matches in the last two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“SRC has approved ZIFA to allow 2000 fans for Chibuku Super Cup matches,’’ posted Zifa on its official Twitter account.
However, the privilege of attending local football matches will be limited to fully vaccinated fans, with the Premier Soccer League expected to announce the logistics.
Dynamos and CAPS United are set to be the first clubs to welcome fans to their matches in their Chibuku Super Cup first on Sunday. Caps United face ZPC Kariba at the National Sports Stadium while Dynamos take on Harare City at Baobab Stadium in Mhondoro-Ngezi.
The match between Yadah and Herentals at the National Sports Stadium on Saturday will be the first local match to welcome back football fans.
Zimbabwean football fans have been unable to attend local matches since the domestic game made a return in May. They have had to rely on live streaming to follow their favourite teams in action.
The last match to welcome fans was the Castle Challenge Cup fixture between FC Platinum and Highlanders at Barbourfields Stadium in March last year.
The match which FC Platinum won the match 2-0, was however overshadowed by crowd trouble after Highlanders fans invaded the pitch just before the end of the match.