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Finally, after many years of neglect, the António Repinga sports ground in the country’s capital will once again become a real space for sports and physical exercise, Noticias reports.
The sports ground is being refurbished by the municipal council, the owner of the facility, which has just launched a public tender for the execution of the works through the Sector of Economic Activities.
The tender was launched on Wednesday and will form part of the public-private partnership implemented a few years ago by Maputo municipality for the construction and rehabilitation of public enterprises of social interest.
This will hoepfully be the beginning of the end for the anarchy reigning at the “Repinga”, and a breath of fresh air for its many users. In recent years, it has presented a sorry picture: worn and depressing, with grass, stagnant water, snakes and other varieties of lowlife.
Refurbishment will also be a win for national sport as, in addition to its many anonymous patrons, the ground has seen the physical preparation of many noteworthy teams of various modalities. It is common for some Maputo football clubs to play pre-season games at “Repinga”, a habit on the decline in recent years as the venue has become more and more unwelcoming.
Start date for the improvement works it not yet known, but later this year seems likely.Source: Noticias