Bullets, Nomads propose sites after Mutharika’s stadiums pledge

Malawi’s two football powerhouses, Nyasa Big Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers have said football needs to have proper infrastructures if the game is to develop in the country as they have reacted ti President Peter Mutharika’s directive that government should construct stadiums for them.

Bullets CEO Haiya shows the design for their stadium at proposed site in Ngumbe
Wanderers Butao speaking at the join press conference held at Kamuzu Stadium

Mutharika made the directive on his whistle-stop tour of Blantyre on Sunday as he bids for a  second and mandatory final term in office during the May 21 elections.

Though being called the oldest clubs in the country, Bullets and  Wanderers have been relying Kamuzu Stadium as their home ground an entity owned by government.

But speaking at a joint news conference   at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre on Tuesday, the two Blantyre-based TNM Super League giants praised Mutharika for the pledge and said they have already identified land for their grounds.

Bullets chief executive officer, Fleetwood Haiya said they had the design and the stadium site  already because they were in the [process of doing the same within the next five years as part of their commercialisation drive.

He said Bullets identified Ngumbe area in Lunzu where they had plans to construct new 25 000 seater stadium and that the People’s Team will also construct the 10 000 seater  facility for their reserve team at Kamba in the commercial city.

Haiya also unveiled the design for their stadium.

“We would like to thank the President for considering us and we appreciate this ind gesture. Football is the most followed sport in Malawi, we the directive, he has reached the hearts of many Malawians considering that Bullets and Wanderers  have  over 10 million followers [combined],” he said.

“This is a blessing to us,we had plans to build ours but because of some procedures we had to wait,”Haiya said.

Wanderers General Secretary, Mike Butao said Mutharika’s directive is a big relief for the blues.

He said since 2017, the club has been organising fundraising events that raised K10 million  in both cash and pledges and they have been looking for possible partners for the project.

Butao said with President’s directive, Wanderers feel “relieved and humbled.”

He said Wanderers had identified land near  Chichiri Secondary School but said City Assembly  told them they do no own the land as part of it belongs to the school.

Another proposal is Kanjedza if given the nod by the Malawi Housing Corporation  (MHC)

“Government owned teams like Silver Strikers,Blue Eagles and Civil Sporting are enjoying the fruits of having their own stadiums and i think this is the right time for giants Blantyre teams to benefit,”he said.

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DR MANGA
1 year ago

CHILDREN LEARNING UNDER TREES . AND YOU WANT TO CONSTRUCT STADIUMS FOR PRIVATE ENTITIES. KOMA MA PROFESSOR A KU MALAWI ATIONETSA ZINTHU.

ANALODZA MALAWI NDI MFITIDI.

Suzgo Nyirongo
Suzgo Nyirongo
1 year ago

dont take politicians seriously!!!!!!

Fatchness
Fatchness
1 year ago

The stadium issue under discussion symbolises everything that is wrong with malawian football in particular and the country’s development agenda in particular. When entities that should operate as businesses jump up to political podium pronouncements with such speed, you must accept we are doomed.

God have mercy.

shadrec unyolo
shadrec unyolo
1 year ago

ma stadium omweo apangidwe approve Ku parliament amangidwe five years ikubwelayi komaso timupasa mavoti chifukwa Wa lonjeza may 2019 komaso akate kumangidwa 2024 azasimba nkani yomweyi kuti dpp sitimana taona tinaloncheza antu ma stadium a bullets ndi wanderes tinamanga chito zatu zitiikile umboni kupempa mavoti ntawi ya kampain 2024 , please Malawians tulo tizakutelani, ineyi ndichito yao osati kulonjeza bwenzi atapanga kale nkuma pempa ma voti

Truth Pains
1 year ago

Mmmmmh apa a president mwapala heavy,
Bulets ndi nyerere kuwawudza iziii mmmh kaya a president.
Nthawitso yathatu a president 3 months sure???
Kaya tiziona.

MA D7 MA D6
1 year ago

nanga anzathu pakati ndi ku mpoto
Muwatani dala ?? Kumalubwalubwa bwino wati ??

kanyimbi 265
kanyimbi 265
1 year ago

Butao and Haiya should be DPP operatives, akungofuna advance the hidden agendas of this idiot APM. If the money is to come from govt, was it budgeted for????? I thought Nyasa Manufacturing Co already has plans to construct a Stadia for bullets???

CitizenX
CitizenX
1 year ago

yes bullets and nomads push the old man for your stadiums, make sure he builds them before leaving office in 3 months ok or else you will loose heavy this is a once in a life time chance kkkkkkkk. bullets stadium will be MALISECHE STADIUM and for nomads ZIBODA STADIUM

JOHN
JOHN
1 year ago

WE WANT THE STADIA NOW BEFORE WE VOTE!!!

OSANAMIZANAPO APA!

JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder
JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder
1 year ago

kkkkkkkkk ok i am a DPP supporter koma bwana president awa mwaayambawa ndi mavu kapena kuti njuchi. Ndimasapota Bullets ndipo mukapanda kukwanilitsa lonjezo ilili ili kkkkkkkkkk mayo ineeee.

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