Zimbabwe has approved a MoU with the African Union Sports Council Region 5 to co-operate in establishing a sports museum in Harare.

Zimbabwe Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Monica Mutsvangwa, says the museum is an effort to preserve the sporting culture and heritage of its member states.

“The African Union Sports Council Region 5, formerly known as the Supreme Council for Sport in Africa Zone VI, has come up with a grand project to capture the historic achievements that form the legacy of the region. It is envisaged that such a project will elevate the rich and unique sporting history of the region by immortalising the achievements of persons who have performed with distinction across various sporting disciplines,” she says.

Mutsvangwa says Zimbabwe will benefit immensely through sports tourism, infrastructure development through the museum, and the promotion of sport, sport education, culture and information preservation.