Zomba football fans seek audience with Mayor over ground

A group calling itself concerned football fans in Zomba has come out of its shell to seek audience with the city’s mayor over the poor condition of Zomba Community Centre ground.

The group held its meeting on Saturday where, among other things, the issue of rehabilitating the ground dominated the proceedings.

Former football referees Bester Banda and Alfred Chasowa are some of the members of the group serving as chairman and publicity secretary respectively, and also Zomba District Football Committee chairman Rajab Namaraka as treasurer.

The concerned Banda (left) Namaraka (centre) and Chasowa: Zomba Community Centre Ground

The concerned Banda (left) Namaraka (centre) and Chasowa: Zomba Community Centre Ground

Speaking in an interview with Nyasa Times, Chasowa said time has come for Zomba residents to stand up and take the challenge.

“We thought that if we just sit and watch without doing anything, things will not improve. This ground needs total overhaul. It is dusty, bumpy and not watered,” he said.

He added that the TNM Super League match between Red Lions and Azam Tigers which was supposed to be played at Zomba Community Centre ground on Sunday was shifted to Balaka Stadium due to the poor condition of the pitch.

Chasowa said the committee has proposed to seek an audience with the Mayor and the rest of Zomba City Council management this Wednesday at the Civic Offices from 10 o’clock in the morning.

“Football lovers in Zomba are equally concerned with the dilapidated status of this ground. We will also engage the management team of Zomba City Council to map the way forward,” he said.

He also hinted that the ground should have its own account separate from that of the city council in order to carry out its operations independently.

Chasowa added that unless something is done on the status of the ground, some TNM Super League second round games involving Blantyre United and Mighty Wanderers which are scheduled for
October in Zomba will not take place.

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7 thoughts on “Zomba football fans seek audience with Mayor over ground”

  1. Amalawii tinazolowera uve when other people from out side country akationena timakwiya kwambiri for sure super league team ku mamenyera pa ground loteri it is shame and you espect to produce national team player in that condition please let us change our thinking. Thanks to those getlemen enaso atengera punziro ku Lilongwe kuli Kamuzu instute

  2. Thom Chiniko says:

    Zinakambu zinaleku zomba si ground labwino koma ndimadabwa kuti ared lions sanadandaulepo mpang’ono pomwe

  3. Bona v majoni says:

    Ofunika amange stadium osati manyi a ground ngati amenewo kodi akuluakulu a city ya zomba mumaganiza koma?

  4. Piper says:

    This is a community ground. Sometimes it’s what you can do as a community for your council/government and not the other way round. Do fund raising or something. Put the hours in and the council will take you serious !!

  5. harrinya says:

    groung limeniri angompasa noel gobede,otherwyz ku city assembly kunazaza mbuli zongoziwa kuba mdalama basi andinso zosakonda mpira kwao ndi ku kwata mahule ntown

    1. Kanyimbi says:

      Inenso ndikuvomeleza. Amachindadi kwambiri.

  6. Chikufunika ndi ground lina limangidwe i think malo aja ali conjested,pamafunika kuli kakamiza boma kut pakhale Zombz stadium,old capital kukakhala ndi poor ground ngat limenelo,anthu aku Zomba chitanipo kanthu,Zomba aoneke kusintha,azaziwika kut ndi mzinda basi.

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