Kamuzu Stadium reopening set for December 15

Work to seal the condemned stands at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre will commerce from Monday in order to allow Super League games to take place at the venue.

Principle Secretary in the ministry of Youth and Sports Justin Saidi said when he met contractors who have bid for the job.

Different contractors inspected the condemned stands and stressed the job to seal the affected stands can take two weeks.

This means the contractor who will be selected for the job is expected to finish by December 15, 2012.

Saidi told Nyasa Timesthat his ministry officials will come up with the final name of the contractor to handle the job after Friday’s meeting in Lilongwe.

Kamuzu Stadium closed for temporaly assessement…..photo by Skydive Malawi

“The work to seal the condemned stands is scheduled to commerce next week after selecting one contractor on Friday,”said Saidi.

Saidi also stressed that if the contractor to be chosen will miss the dateline of two weeks he will risk his contract being terminated.

On another note, Saidi said government has given a go ahead to Super League of Malawi to fix games at BAT Ground as teams are waiting for the opening of the stadium.

During the meeting, there were a number of soccer fans from Big Bullets and Mighty Wanderers.

Some football fanatics in Blantyre recently threatened to march in protest against the closure of the stadium.

But Sports Minister Enock Chihana warned politicians not to politicize the Kamuzu Stadium issue, saying it was not political but concerned the safety of spectators.

“Those who threatened to match were sent by some politicians, “Chihana alleged.

Chihana said the sports facility would soon reopen for matches since the technical team was already there assessing the situation.

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