Team Manager for Moyale Barracks says there are plans for club and Mzuni FC officials to meet and discuss what they can do to make sure that Mzuzu Stadium is fit to operate as their home ground for TNM Super League fixtures come April 8, 2017.
This follows Football Association of Malawi’s report that Mzuzu Stadium is not fit to host flagship leage matches this forthcoming season.
FAM recently conducted what they called an inspection exercise on all venues that clubs proposed as their home.
Reacting to FAM’s statement, Public Relations Officer for Mzuzu City Assembly Karen Msiska said they were not told of the inspection and the inspection team from FAM noted that there was no water supply in some sections of the stadium.
He added that since it was off season, supply to some sections of the stadium was put on hold to cut costs but by the time the super league season commences, everything will be in place.
Moyale Barracks Team Manager Lieutenant Gerald Kanje told Nyasa Times that Moyale Barracks officials intend to meet Mzuni FC officials as soon as possible to see how they can join hands with the Mzuzu City Assembly in making sure that the stadium meets FAM requirements.
In a related development, Chitipa United’s hopes of using Karonga Stadium as home ground are hanging in balance as the stadium was also not certified by the Football Association of Malawi (FAM).
Commenting on the matter, General Secretary for Super League debutants Chitipa United said Karonga Stadium was indeed not ready because the perimeter fence was not yet in place.
“It is true that the perimeter fence is not yet in place at Karonga Stadium but we have spoken to the contractor and we have been assured that the stadium will be ready the 31st of this month. If things don’t work at Karonga Stadium then Mzuzu Stadium will be our last hope,” retorted Mwenechanya.