Fifa approves Kamuzu Stadium: Malawi venue for World Cup qualifiers against Tanzania

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.

Nyirenda: Kamuzu Stadium is the venue

Nyirenda: Kamuzu Stadium is the venue

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.

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16 thoughts on “Fifa approves Kamuzu Stadium: Malawi venue for World Cup qualifiers against Tanzania”

  1. opportunist says:

    What’s the problem ?.Don’t u have bulb holders or what exactly kkkkkkkkk

  2. chimzy khonz says:

    there is no difference whether to play at kamudzu or outside

  3. Hope says:

    me wonder! didnt they install flood light at the stadium some time back? why cant they power the equipment they installed. Anyway just inform me how they are going to claim back the money spent on the light and towers which are now not work?

  4. emmanuel anthony says:

    tilibo chifukwa team yathu izalimbikira pa kwathu

  5. thako la mmwenye says:

    pamenepa fifa yaganiza bwanji. kapena mwina ndi ifeyo sitinamvetse kuti fifa yakana kusewerera mpira pa bwinja paja

  6. i miss kamuzu says:

    what exactly is wrong with this place? this whole country can’t even manage to buy floodlights? seriously?

  7. bamusi says:

    Ku malawi mpira unatha. Muzingoba ndalamazo. Mbuzi!!!!

  8. Vwapuvwapu says:

    Kaya, tiwonera limodzi.

  9. bambo says:

    We need good pitch in bt.

  10. Malawi wa Lero says:

    Ife ndiye titani? Zanu izo ma stand aja akadzakugwerani. In all seriousness, Malawi cant qualify for the World Cup, stop wasting our taxes. Walter and his fellow clowns at FAM are very stupid. Failing to have flood lights yet you always get gate collections during Flames matches. Walter, you are a savage and a fool. Sukulu sinakuthandize…

  11. Zinja says:

    za ziiiii abwana Nyirenda flames ikulephera kutenga COSAFA, iyi ikuvutika kuti ikangowonekera nawo ku AFCON now you are wasting resources za World Cup za ziiiii honestly ife sitingamalote zopita ku World Cup tikataniko.. its better to spent the little resources in somwthing else.

  12. Chawaka says:

    Let the team prepare well if we can dream of any good results at ll. other wise the story is the same. Shame FLAMES.

  13. chatonda says:

    Kungoperekeza anzanu basi and waste the little and scarce resources. Money realized for Nyamilandu. That is why he thinks is indispernsible. but alas, give him a lesson this time. He has no shame .

  14. Chikutumbwe says:

    Bwana a Peter Mutharika ndiofunika mutimangire stadium yabwino ku Blantyre. Paja munati the dreamer is gone but the dream lives on. Rest in Peace Ngwazi Professor Bingu wa Mutharika.

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