Council gives TN Stars conditions for using Kasungu Stadium

TNM Super League outfit from Kasungu, TN Stars, have a tough time accessing Kasungu Stadium for training in preparation for the Airtel Top 8 match as well as league games.

Covered stand at Kasungu stadium

Reports indicate that Kasungu District Council officials have told TN Stars to be training on the stadium pitch only on Fridays unless they take up a responsibility of taking care of the ground including watering the pitch and other forms of maintenance.

Wisdom Chimgwede, TN Stars official,  said the council’s order has disturbed the team and they are failing to understand what exactly the council wants.

TN Stars who are in their second year since promotion into the super league are expected to play Karonga United on Saturday in the Airtel Top 8 Cup but have been barred from training at the stadium from Tuesdays.

“It’s true that Kasungu District Council has ordered us to train at the stadium once a week on Fridays which is hugely disturbing our team’s preparations. We are like strangers in Kasungu now. Government built these stadia in a number of districts in the country and our fellow teams are not being treated this way.

“The council gets a share of gate collections for every game that we play and we wonder what they want now. Honestly we cannot meet the conditions they are giving us but we will try to talk to them because we believe they know why government built these stadia in different districts,” explained Chimgwede.

Unconfirmed reports indicate that angry TN Stars supporters are planning to hold a demonstration at Kasungu District Council offices.

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Pamunyelo
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What is the purpose of the structure.Karonga izi council yakanachoka or kutheratu and elect new.

CEO
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CEO

The council is right. It’s not easy to keep the tough green and in good condition. TN stars must train either at Kasungu TTC or Kavunguti. This will make the ground to have a good tough.

Wilson Nkwanda
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Wilson Nkwanda

The Council takes its share from gate collections, really? Pa gate pamachokera ndalama zingati? Can you compare 25% ya gate collection taking to what the Council uses to make the pitch green> Its not easy. Govt constructed stadia in every district yes, but responsibility to take a good care of the pitch rests with the local council. They need to set conditions, it happens everywhere in Malawi. Fans deserve nice and beautiful stadia. Ma football club chimene amadziwa ndi kumenya mpira n’kumapita adzabweranso kukakhala training or game basi, they don’t care who should manage the pitch.

Real EvertonMancity Chimulilenji aka WhyCryCry
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Real EvertonMancity Chimulilenji aka WhyCryCry

Inu go to Barcelona, Liverpool, Manchester, all these teams have their special training grounds. That’s why we encourage you to travel,osamangong’ung’udza zilizonse apa. The council is not wrong at all, anthu ozindikila kwambili. The home team can only train on the turf when making final techcalities, a day or two days before the game. Chapwa

Rad Sillo
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Rad Sillo

Thats a good move. But make it 2 days training…….samasamala anyamatawa ma stadium

chims dimba
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chims dimba

The council should have a rate for stadium usage for training and other functions. Barring the team (TN Stars) doesn’t sound good.

Malemu Daniel Phiri Wa Muthali.
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Malemu Daniel Phiri Wa Muthali.

this does not make sense at all, what if TN stars decide not to host matches there? will the council get revenue? the answer is NO.

Madubeko
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Madubeko

May be azikapangilako ma Ukwati……….a bunch of people who does not know that Football is a big Business it attracts tourists which brings in Revenue