Malawi govt to reconsider demolition of Kamuzu Stadium

Malawi Government has assured Blantyre clubs that it would reconsider the decision to have the country’s football shrine  Kamuzu Stadium demolished in a bid to pave the way for the construction of a modern stadium at the same place.

Minister of Sports, Youth and Culture Grace Chiumia allayed the fears after Blantyre clubs expressed concern on the government’s decision to demolish the structure saying she will take up the issue to relevant authorities.

Minister of Sports and Youth Development Grace Obama Chiumia : Reconsideration

Minister of Sports and Youth Development Grace Obama Chiumia : Reconsideration

“The matter is still under consultation and we are open to suggestions but the process of demolition and construction will not take long,” Chiumia said.

Mighty Wanderers General Secretary Mike Butao said it would have been ideal for the government to construct a new stadium rather than demolish the existing structure which has a long football history for Malawi.

“Construction of a new stadium is commendable but demolishing an existing structure will not improve the situation because there is already lack of venues in the Southern Region particularly in Blantyre,” Butao said.

“We already incur high costs when travelling to Balaka, Nchalo and Lilongwe to play games. In my view the addition of a new stadium government should have also considered the renovation of Kamuzu Stadium.”

Bullets General Secretary Harold Fote said it would have been ideal for the government to construct a new stadium rather than demolishing the existing structure which has a long football history for Malawi.

Blantyre United Technical Director Lawson Nakoma also questioned the rationale behind the demolition of the stadium while many clubs in the Southern Region do not own grounds.
“I don’t know why government should demolish Kamuzu Stadium at the time we don’t have enough of such facilities,” Nakoma said.

Kamuzu Stadium is likely going to lose its status as a national stadium after the completion of an ultra modern stadium next year in the Capital Lilongwe financed by China.

Kamuzu Stadium has hosted more international games as Civo Stadium and Silver Stadium have lower capacity.

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CB
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“long football history”..z that an excuse??..hahaha

chatoloma
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demolish it and build a nu one. nw we r in glogle village. we shud move forward as other countries. akukana atipatse malo timangepo ina. ku chichiri ndi pakati pa ma township onse mu bt muno. go ahead i have authorised u gvt. kuchedwa chedwaku sitipindula nako.

Zolo
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Koma the way some Malawians think ndi zomvetsa chisoni kwabasi, ati they should not demolish the stadium and wait for what, people should die first then you will blame Government for not demolishing it, Kamuzu stadium is not in good shape and we all know it, That stadium is strategically positioned and it is only sensible for the stadium to be demolished and build a new one at the same place. And if clubs do not own stadiums whose fault is it, Wanderers and Bullets you are selfish build your own stadiums. it is the very same clubs that will… Read more »
mai nsato
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Kodi ministeryi ndi mkazi kapena mamuna?? izo ndi ndevu kapena ziphupu. Eeee Atumbuka ndi wonyasa zedi. Kaliyati ndi babe shuwa

mai nsato
Guest

Mpaka izamugwere wina mmutu ndiye muzayamba kuona reason to demolish and build a better new stadium. wait muone ngati zija waona TB Joshua zija. what history do you want to keep Achewa ndi atumbuka inu??? Kamuzu name????? munthu wakupha anthu uja Fools..

thox
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FYI: Kamuzu stadium was built long before Kamuzu came, it was called Rangely stadium built by colonial government. Ngwazi only renovated it more especially increasing the stands, those A columns.

mphembedzutsokonombwe
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Kamuzu Stadium is a National relic and by all means should be preserved for future historical artifact.

MPAKATI
Guest

THE SAME OLD SONG WHY CANT YOU CONSTRUCT A STADIUM IN THE NORTH WHERE THERES NONE ??? INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT SO OUR FRIENDS UP NORTH CAN BE FLYING DIRRECTLLY FROM OVERSEAS ??? ALL THE MONEY IS IN CASHGATERS POCKETS ; HARD TO BE RECOVERED ; WHY ???

Buno
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Mwachedwa, Bullets and Wanderers’ fans already started demolishing the stadium long time ago by breaking the concrete and using them as weapons for stoning officials and opponents.
The best way to demolish the stadium completely without spending a kwacha is to organize weekly games between Bullets and any other team, then the concrete will be destroyed and cleared as mentioned above.
Please demolish Kamuzu stadium and construct a new one on that same spot being the most convenient and centralized place. Akufuna history akalowe tinyumba ta police Ku Kanjedza

LU H
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renovation of kamuzu stadium is too expensive and not ideal. forget about history or memories we are moving forward we nid a new structure.

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