Stadium builders in tight race

Fezile Dabi Municipality is working around the clock to ensure that the new multipurpose sports centre in Tumahole will be completed in time for the final 2010 World Cup draw.

Fezile Dabi Municipality is working around the clock to ensure that the new multipurpose sports centre in Tumahole will be completed in time for the final 2010 World Cup draw.

Jonas Ramokhoase, Fezile Dabi mayor, was speaking at the sod turning ceremony, which was also attended by Local Organising Committee chairman Irvin Khoza, last Saturday.

Ramokhoase took Khoza through the process of constructing the sports centre, which is being built on the site of the stadium - right behind Phehellang Secondary and Selogilwe and Sindekile Primary schools.

The stadium, known as Fezile Dabi Sports Centre, will have a 15000 seating capacity.

The municipality and Safa also plan to use it to host some of the international games.

Ramokhoase said the Free State, Fezile Dabi and Ngwathe municipalities have contributed R85 million towards the construction of the stadium.

"We are very excited that the project is taking off, we have already handed over the site to the contractor to begin with the job," Ramokhoase said. "We discussed our plans with Dr Khoza and the meeting was fruitful.

"We would like to thank the Free State department of sports, arts and culture and our municipalities for coming up with a new stadium for our area."

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