MP Lipipa delighted with  BB stadium construction in his constituency

Member of Parliament for Blantyre City South, Noel Lipipa, has expressed delight over the construction of a stadium for Nyasa Big Bullets by  government in his constituency.

Lipipa: Big honour to have Nyasa Big Bullets stadium in Blantyre City South where I am MP

Lipipa was chairperson for the task force that foresaw commercialization of Nyasa Big Bullets Football Club when it was elevated to a status of a company under Nyasa Manufacturing Company in 2015 before becoming a Member of Parliament under the DPP ticket.

Government approved K1.6 Billion for the construction two stadia for Be Forward Wanderers and Nyasa Big Bullets. Wanderers stadium will be erected near Blantyre Teachers College at Soche while the Bullets stadium will be constructed in Zingwangwa in the Blantyre City South Constituency where Lipipa is a Member of Parliament.

Lipipa says construction of the stadium in his constituency is a big honour to him.

“I never expected that one day there will be a president who will accept to build stadia for Bullets and Wanderers. What God has planned cannot be disturbed.

“I grew up in Zingwangwa, played football at Zingwangwa ground. And then people trusted me to serve them as an MP. Today the president honours me to have the Bullets stadium in my constituency. I can’t manage to explain how delighted I am with this development,” Lipipa explained to Sam Banda of Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS) on Saturday morning.

Construction of the two stadia expected to take 101 weeks according to Chinese contractors and will each have a capacity of 20,000 spectators.

Meanwhile, Lipipa says he will engage all Bullets supporters throughout the country to hear from them if it will be necessary for the club to own two stadia. Among other things in the agreement when Bullets was taken over by Nyasa Manufacturing Company in 2015, was that the company should construct a stadium for the club.

But with government coming in to construct one for the club, Lipipa says it may be difficult to manage two stadia but supporters themselves should make an informed decision on the matter.

“In my view, it may not be easy to manage two stadia. We will go to Mzuzu, Salima, Lilongwe, Zomba and Blantyre to hear from supporters themselves if it’s necessary to own two stadia.

“For me, it would be proper to channel the money that NMC wanted to use for construction of the stadium to other projects. If you look at Arsenal in England for example, they had Highbury and then built Emirates Stadium and they are having problems to manage Highbury. In Italy, Inter-Milan and AC Millan use the same stadium because it is not easy to manage a stadium,” Lipipa said.

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Bob Finye
Bob Finye
8 months ago

Ine ndi wa NOMA. I will vote for APM to be re-elected to complete the stadium project. Chakwera atithandiza chani?

Neil
Neil
8 months ago

Highbury was demolished and plans are there to build flats. So so say there are management problems on this piece of land is total lie and lack of knowledge of the so called Honorable MP. This is just a campaign gimmick of an outgoing govt.

Samson Mailosi
Samson Mailosi
8 months ago

Lipipa is lying about Highbury stadium,Arsenal is not having any problems of Maintanence with the old ground as the stadium was demolished So where is the maintenance of the Highbury stadium coming from
Bullets and Wanderers supporters take care DPP is lying about the Stadiums it’s just a campaign gimmick, the Zingwangwa plot belongs to Zingwangwa secondary school check details with Lands department.
DPP is full of liars .

Zampira
Zampira
8 months ago

Just wondering on what capacity will Mr lipipa visit all those districts for? This is purely total nonsense and campaign to woo votes. I believe sport fraternity are not fools to vote because of stadia construction. We love football but we don’t eat it. We want our nation to change

Haddon
Haddon
8 months ago
Reply to  Zampira

We need change

Bob Finye
Bob Finye
8 months ago
Reply to  Zampira

Ukunama iwe. APM will provide both football and food. Remember fertiliser will cost only K5000 and free hybrid seed. You can’t beat that. This is already in the budget. Zanuzo zapakamwa chabe.

Alex mgeni
Alex mgeni
8 months ago
Reply to  Bob Finye

A finye ndinu opepela. Ngongole za medef mwalandila??. Kupusa kumeneku bwanju? Eeeeeeh. Tsegukani mmaso. Ma stadium a 20,000 capacity ngopanda ntchito. Economy yathu ikakhala bwino tizamanga tokha stadium ya 40,000.

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