Fifa approves Kamuzu Stadium: Malawi venue for World Cup qualifiers against Tanzania

World soccer governing body, Fifa has given Malawi an Okay to play their forthcoming World Cup qualifiers against Tanzania on next month, at the Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.

Nyirenda: Kamuzu Stadium is the venue

Nyirenda: Kamuzu Stadium is the venue

Football Associaition of Malawi (FAM) general secretary Sugzo Nyirenda disclosed this on Wednesday a news conference at Chiwembe Technical Centre in Blantyre.

The Football Association of Malawi (Fam) were given the go ahead to use the venue by Fifa following a visit by an inspection team last week.

Joseph Nkole, a Fifa representative was was in the country to carry the inspection.

Earlier on, Fifa had declared the artificial turf, which was installed in 2007, as ‘worn-out’ and not suitable for international standards.

Repairs were carried out at the stadium with the help of Fam by providing a tractor and rubber, which was used to be spread on the turf.

Nyirenda described this development as encouraging because with the absence of the stadium could have meant the Flames playing outside Malawi, since Civo Stadium was already marked unfit.

Nyirenda, however said the match will kick-off 2:00pm instead of the usual 2:30pm.

“The match will kick-off at 2:00pm because let’s say there is a draw the two teams have to be separated in penalties,” said Nyirenda.

He said had it been there were flood lights at Kamuzu Stadium then the game could have been kick-off the usual 2:30pm time.

Meanwhile, a locally based squad will go into camp next week Monday in readiness for a friendly match before facing Tanzania.

Nyirenda said the Flames is scheduled to travel to Tanzania for the first-leg on October 4. The first-leg will be played on October 7.

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opportunist
Guest

What’s the problem ?.Don’t u have bulb holders or what exactly kkkkkkkkk

chimzy khonz
Guest

there is no difference whether to play at kamudzu or outside

Hope
Guest

me wonder! didnt they install flood light at the stadium some time back? why cant they power the equipment they installed. Anyway just inform me how they are going to claim back the money spent on the light and towers which are now not work?

emmanuel anthony
Guest

tilibo chifukwa team yathu izalimbikira pa kwathu

thako la mmwenye
Guest

pamenepa fifa yaganiza bwanji. kapena mwina ndi ifeyo sitinamvetse kuti fifa yakana kusewerera mpira pa bwinja paja

i miss kamuzu
Guest

what exactly is wrong with this place? this whole country can’t even manage to buy floodlights? seriously?

Manyonyo Dipa
Guest

Welcome

bamusi
Guest

Ku malawi mpira unatha. Muzingoba ndalamazo. Mbuzi!!!!

Vwapuvwapu
Guest

Kaya, tiwonera limodzi.

bambo
Guest

We need good pitch in bt.

wpDiscuz

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