Surestream closes Malawi football academy

A big blow to Malawi football, as British petroleum firm, Surestream has decided to close the trailblazing Surestream Football Academy in the country after four years of operation.

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Surestream academy team

Surestream academy team

The academy situated in formally MDC stadium in Chilomoni, in the commercial city of Blantyre was  established  to develop football from grassroots level; provide football education as well as health-related lessons vital to the football game.

Surestream Petroleum Chief Executive Officer, Christopher Pitman had promised to build players’ residences and classrooms in which they will continue their school and college lessons.

But the British firm which came to  explore oil in Lake Malawi,  Surestream Petroleum, said on Monday it was closing the academy.

“It is with no small measure of regret that Surestream Petroleum has decided to close the Surestream Football Academy after  four years of operation,”  a statement from Surestream signed Keith Robinson said.

Surestream said it has closed the academy  because the company is no longer the operator of the licence for exploration for any oil exploration blocks in Malawi.

“And this, coupled with the ever decreasing price of oil in the world markets has led the Company to the unavoidable decision to close the Academy,” the statement said.

Instead the company has offered their heartfelt thanks to all their   supporters over the last four years, in particular the Football Association of Malawi for their unwavering support over the lifetime of the Academy.

They also thanked  the Ministry of Sport and Youth Development for their vision and championing of the concept of a Youth Academy in the early days of its development.

“We genuinely could not have operated the academy without the unequivocal support of those organisations. As part of our legacy to Malawi Football we will return the former MDC stadium to FAM in superb condition. It is now unarguably one of the best small stadiums in Malawi.

“ Surestream have  invested well in excess of USD 250,000 in its restoration and upkeep.  The company feel honoured to have been the custodians of the facility for so long. We sincerely hope it will be maintained in its current condition to the exclusive benefit of Malawi Football. Once again, on behalf of all at Surestream offer our heartfelt thanks and gratitude for the support of all of the Malawi people,” the company said.

Surestream has unearthed many talents from Levisoni Maganizo, Brighton Munthali, Ernest Tambe just to mention a few.

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Sekerera Ndikudyere
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Sekerera Ndikudyere
7 months 2 days ago

When you see a white man coming close to you,eeeee open wide your eyes, akubera ukuona. See what is happening with Kayekera mine and all these mines being opened. Wake up Malawians when you sign deals with Whites. They like foolish guys not clever guys.

Guantanamo
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Guantanamo
7 months 4 days ago

Thanks, Surestream, for ur contribution to Mw futbol. Ur 1st born is Wizard foot ball club. Zikomo kwambiri!

moses makoko
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moses makoko
7 months 4 days ago

Kikkkkkk! nkhani inali yofuna mafuta sha! mzungu ndi mbava!

Kandapako
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Kandapako
7 months 4 days ago

Zitsiru, agaru inu a fam, osawononganso ground limeneli lisamaleni agaru inu, ntchito ndikuba basi pachi………….panu mukawononganso mbambadi.

Geoffrey Lwanja
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Geoffrey Lwanja
7 months 4 days ago

They have helped fooyball development.Anthu ena basi munabadwa osokonekela.Simuzathokozapo basi.Mumalephera kuwabela azunguwa kapena.

May somebody contact Major Prophet Bushiri.He is helping youngstars in a similar wau in RSA.Where are they going now.We may lose these youth to drug abuse.An idle mind is the devils workshop

Otanjere
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Otanjere
7 months 4 days ago

Amalawi amene azabwere osakubelani nde ndani? Nde bolanso awawa akanaba uku akuthandiza. Paladin ku Kayerekera inakubelani koma inathandizapo mpira? Mota nde ndi iyi ingothandiza zokhuza ku Ndata. Osamangobwebweta. Amafuna azizaba ndekuti chani?

Calvin A.C. Banda
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Calvin A.C. Banda
7 months 4 days ago

There idea was very good. It was the only campny that have supported the country’s development as far as sports is concern. May they continue giving us support even though they are going.

ELLINA MAONJERA
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ELLINA MAONJERA
7 months 4 days ago

KKK NZUNGU WALEPHERA KUBERA MMYASALAND KKKK WAMANGA PHUKUSI LAKE WAVAYA KU ULAYA KKKK

mbuya
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mbuya
7 months 4 days ago

muyamba kugawa chimanga kkkkk

Romeo Hastings Bandawe
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Romeo Hastings Bandawe
7 months 4 days ago

Amafuna azizaba? Achita bwino kuwamana licence. Folk off

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