Legacy projects get R60m shot in arm

The Gauteng provincial government has invested R60 million in legacy projects in preparation for the 2010 World Cup.

The Gauteng provincial government has invested R60 million in legacy projects in preparation for the 2010 World Cup.

Barbara Creecy, MEC for sports and recreation in Gauteng, said some of the facilities being upgraded as part of the legacy project include Sinaba and HM Pitje stadiums.

"This demonstrates the provincial government's commitment to building football assets in disadvantaged communities," said Creecy.

"We want to leave a lasting legacy of development through our commitment to 2010."

Sinaba, in Daveyton, was the home of Benoni Premier United until it was closed for renovations.

Mamelodi's HM Pitje was used by Mamelodi Sundowns and SuperSport United for their home matches.

Other facilities being upgraded include George Thabe in Sharpeville, Super in Atteridgeville, Dobsonville and Orlando, as well as Soshanguve Stadium.

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