Shocking state of Nelson Mandela Bay municipal fields

Football associations up in arms as fixtures continue to back up due to lack of facilities

14 May 2021 - 10:43
By vuyokazi nkanjeni AND Vuyokazi Nkanjeni
New Brighton Football Association chair Mike Mambara is unimpressed by the state of the City Defenders field in New Brighton.
Image: WERNER HILLS New Brighton Football Association chair Mike Mambara is unimpressed by the state of the City Defenders field in New Brighton.

Neglected municipal soccer facilities with uncut grass, unmarked fields, large bare patches and no running water are but a few of the challenges local football associations in Nelson Mandela Bay have to endure.

The state of municipal facilities has resulted in some associations falling behind on fixtures while others have not even started playing.

Lulama Boyce, 31, who is with the Walmer Football Association (Wafa) interim structure, said they were six matches behind.

While Wafa awaits the municipality’s assistance, other local football associations have already started with their fixtures. 

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