Malawi football shrine Kamuzu Stadium to be demolished

Kamuzu Stadium, Malawi’s football shrine in the commercial city Blantyre will be demolished to pave the way for the construction of a new sports arena, Minister of Sports, Grace Chiumia has disclosed.

Sports Minister on Wednesday confirmed that discussions pertaining to the demolition of the old facility and construction of a new one have already started.

Government had planned to renovate the facility but Confederation of African Football (CAF) security officer Nicholas Musonye; said renovating the condemned stands is not a permanent solution to the stadium.

Ageing Kamuzu Stadium to go for complete demolition....Photo Jeromy Kadewere.

Ageing Kamuzu Stadium to go for complete demolition….Photo Jeromy Kadewere.

He proposed complete demolition of Kamuzu Stadium.

The previous administration of Joyce Banda thorough the then Youth and Sports Minister Enoch Chihana, whose ministry owns Kamuzu Stadium, agreed with Musonye’s observation.

Chihana is on record saying government would   enter into a triple P (Public, Private Partnership) arrangement with a South African company to build, operate and transfer the facility.

He said Kamuzu Stadium will go commercial with government retaining shares since it will still be a public infrastructure.

The current Sports Minister, Chiumia said the stadium will undergo a complete demolition and the plan is to have the new stadium in Blantyre constructed as soon as possible.

Meanwhile, President Peter Mutharika through his press secretary Frederick Ndala has also added weight to the plans to construct new stadium in Blantyre at the Kamuzu Stadium site.

“The initial plan was to build a completely new stadium altogether in Blantyre, but now that some information on the current state of Kamuzu Stadium has emerged, government may consider the option of demolishing the current stadium to put up a totally new structure in that place although this will depend on some technical opinions and recommendations,” said Mutharika.

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VULUNGANYA
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Tsonotu onyamata muluchezana apa.Ine niyamkuveretu..Otumbuka ni olomwe muyamlalatizana apa..Tiye nazoni makayamba upandana oleletsa tilipo.

alfred january
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build another stadium and leave that for junior teams bcz we have the smallest number of stadiums in the world.Think twice

chipute
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build one in mzuzu too

Brian Bande,BBA(Accounting) UEAB
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Brian Bande,BBA(Accounting) UEAB

VUTO NDIYOTI ATUMBUKA KUKOMEDWA NDI KUMALO KUMENE AMAGWIRA NTCHITO,AMAGULA MALO NDIKUMANGA NYUMBA KOMWEKO.FOR EXAMPLE ATUMBUKA AMBIRI AMANGA NYUMBA KU NSANJE AT THE boma.

CITIZEN X
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ALL THOSE PEOPLE SAYING WE SHOULDNT DEMOLISH THAT STADIUM I SAY SHUT THE FUCK UP. EVERY WHERE IN THE WORLD OLD STADIUMS ARE DEMOLISHED AND NEW MODERN ONES ARE CONSTRUCTED, WHY DO WE ALWAYS HAVE TO BE THE FOOLS DOING THINGS BACKWARDS, YES PLEASE DEMOLISH IT AND BUILD THE MOST MODERN AND BEAUTIFUL STADIUM IN ALL OF AFRICA, THE NEW STADIUM HAS TO MAKE A STATEMENT TO AFRICA THAT WE MALAWIANS ARE JACKUP NOW, NO MORE SLEEPING FOOLS THAT WE HAVE BEEN IN THE PAST 50YEARS. AFTER BLANTYRE NEXT IS MZUZU THEN ZOMBA THEN MAYBE OUR FLAMES CAN START TO… Read more »
Amutchona
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The idea is welcome, however a 40,929-seater Mbombela stadium in South Africa was constructed at a cost of R1,050 Million in 2009/10. Does Malawi have that kind of money when currently its budget is month on month basis? If a Minister is able to agree quickly to demolish a stadium why do they take time to agree to build a road? It took over 50 years to build a 102 km Karonga-Chitipa road at a cost of R700 000 000.

willywill831
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kkk anthu Opanda nzeru amayang’ana chakudya cha lero. Izi ndi some of the many things Malawi should be proud of. RSA is making a lot of money coz of prison yomwe munagona Nelson Mandela, like wise China’s great wall. Ngati boma likufuna kumanga stadium let them choose another side. Kwa ine the stadium hold a lot otherthan football only

Tchongilo Piyo
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I thinking looking at health and safety of spectaters its important to demolish it and the design should be similar the one we have but in a moden way design. Use the demolished concrete for building it to cover cost. The stadium sight is big why cant you also build shops beside is to generate money for it. Build a musium around it to attract peolpe and tourists. if you are just going to build stadium only that will be a loss. Its going to be difficult for teams in blantyre but if fast built then that will be great… Read more »
Soul Rebel
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Y demolishing kamuzu stadium? Mastadium ku Bt akwana? Za ziiii

Dominic moses
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I gree the point demolish it.

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