FAM refuses to budge on Kamuzu Stadium

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) is not relenting on its decision to bar Kamuzu Stadium from hosting matches and has written Super League of Malawi ( Sulom) advising the body not to allocate any game at the Kamuzu Stadium.

The main gate to Kamuzu-Stadium was overpowered by fans during a local match who pushed it before entering forfree. -Photo-Jeromy-Kadewere

This follows a statement Malawi FA issued about two weeks ago condemning the venue and declared it should not be used safety purposes nless the issues that were raised in the assessment report are addressed.

The assessment report revealed that the stadium’s artificial turf has worn out and dangerous as it can lead to player’s picking unnecessary injuries.

But government through Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development Henry Mussa few days ago underrated FAM’s directive and ordered that Kamuzu Stadium should not be closed and promised to make quick maintainance regarding the concerns FAM raised after assessment.

The decision was announced amid reports that supporters of two Blantyre-based giants Nyasa Big Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers—who use the stadium as their home ground—  were planning a march protest against the closure of the country’s oldest football ground.

Among other reasons, the stadium was declared unfit due to its dilapidated state, poor sanitary conditions and, above all, the artificial turf which has outlived its life-span.

FAM president Walter Nyamilandu  said while they appreciate the concerns raised by the clubs on the effects of barring the stadium from hosting matches, “the consequences of continuing to host matches at the stadium have far-reaching consequences.”

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DODODO
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Why Manona got excellent marks in the quest to meet club licencing requirements? Same FAM….they NOMA, said they will use same stadium as their home ground. Mad people at FAM…Please overhaul FAM.

MPHATSO
Guest

But you kept on receiving payments from the people who used the facility and never took initiative to maintain it.This is
the problem with Malawi, everything Dr Kamuzu Banda built is in dilapidated state, no maintenance at all,poor managers.

thunguwire
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i agree with FAM stance, it is good for our players… lets wait for the govt to rehabilitate the stadium, then games can be played on the stadium, not as it is now.

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