World soccer governing body, Fifa has given Malawi an Okay to play their forthcoming World Cup qualifiers against Tanzania on next month, at the Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.
Football Associaition of Malawi (FAM) general secretary Sugzo Nyirenda disclosed this on Wednesday a news conference at Chiwembe Technical Centre in Blantyre.
The Football Association of Malawi (Fam) were given the go ahead to use the venue by Fifa following a visit by an inspection team last week.
Joseph Nkole, a Fifa representative was was in the country to carry the inspection.
Earlier on, Fifa had declared the artificial turf, which was installed in 2007, as ‘worn-out’ and not suitable for international standards.
Repairs were carried out at the stadium with the help of Fam by providing a tractor and rubber, which was used to be spread on the turf.
Nyirenda described this development as encouraging because with the absence of the stadium could have meant the Flames playing outside Malawi, since Civo Stadium was already marked unfit.
Nyirenda, however said the match will kick-off 2:00pm instead of the usual 2:30pm.
“The match will kick-off at 2:00pm because let’s say there is a draw the two teams have to be separated in penalties,” said Nyirenda.
He said had it been there were flood lights at Kamuzu Stadium then the game could have been kick-off the usual 2:30pm time.
Meanwhile, a locally based squad will go into camp next week Monday in readiness for a friendly match before facing Tanzania.
Nyirenda said the Flames is scheduled to travel to Tanzania for the first-leg on October 4. The first-leg will be played on October 7.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :