Mutharika applauds Walter for football academy: Malawi to construct national stadium at Njamba

President Professor Peter Mutharika  has commended Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu  for establishing a football academy to nurture the game’s  talent.

President Peter Mutharika receives a gift from FAM president,Walter Nyamilandu-(c) Abel Ikiloni, Mana
Walter Nyamilandu:  President Mutharika deserves kudos

Mutharika commended Nyamilandu for the initiative on Saturday during the presidential launch of construction of two stadiums for Nyasa Big Bullets and Be-Forward Wanderers at Nyambadwe Primary School ground in Blantyre..

The academy, whose slogan is ‘Arise and Shine’,  run on non-residential basis at Country Club Limbe, will as well offer academic and vocational training to the youth.

The President also disclosed government’s plan to construct state-of-the- art national stadium at Njamba Freedom Park in Blantyre as one way of promoting sporting activities in the country.

Mutharika said his government is currently in talks with sponsors to build and finance the project of the national stadium to benefit more youth with sporting activities.

“My government is committed to promoting sporting activities in the country. That is why, last time I made a promise to construct two stadia for BB and Wanderers considering that these are big teams that have produced players who are recognised in Malawi and Africa at large.

“Today, I am happy to tell you that I have honoured my promise to construct the two stadiums. In addition, very soon we will build a national stadium at Njamba. The stadium will be of international standard,” said Mutharika.

In his remarks, Nyamilandu thanked Mutharika for laying a foundation stone for the construction of two stadiums, saying the development signifies government’s commitment to improve sporting activities in the country.

“For over 50 years, the two clubs have been operating without owning a stadium which is a sad development. The laying of foundation stone for the stadium projects is, therefore, a great, historic and memorable occasion for us. We, therefore, thank you for the gesture,” Nyamilandu said.

The construction of the two stadiums is expected to be completed in 18 months (104 weeks).

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Namaste
Namaste
10 months ago

What is with DPP and their obsession with stadiums???? We need roads, power plants, schools, hospitals etc etc Not this nonsense

Jerusalem Bible College
Jerusalem Bible College
10 months ago

So Blantyre will be home of stadiums

Good critic Mtamba
Good critic Mtamba
10 months ago

Why should he build at mjamba instead reconstruct kamuzu stadium any way we are here watching

Madando Tippex
Madando Tippex
10 months ago

I am a civil engineer with more than 30 years in this country and I am saying no project of that magnitude can be completed in 18 months and in this country for that matter.

Banda
Banda
10 months ago
Reply to  Madando Tippex

It is 104 weeks = 24 months = 2 years is NOT a stadium like Kamuzu but pushed up dirt walls with seating. Was last year’s budget that out aside 1.6 billion then Government spent it on other things in March signed a contract 30 Billion each stadium,

444444No
444444No
10 months ago

Walter just say thanks pokupasa ntchito ku Green belt,usalnakhule kwimbili tikukuwona
Mbwiye zoti umange stadium pa Njamba sizitheka,there are a lot of stadiums in Blantyre build some like ur own statue

Mbonga Matoga
Mbonga Matoga
10 months ago

How many unfulfilled foundation stones and unfulfilled promises do you want to attach to your legacy old senile man?

ERUTU
ERUTU
10 months ago

Mjamba Freedom Park – what’s it’s designated land use according to Blantyre City Zoning Plan?

ERUTU
ERUTU
10 months ago

Mjamba Freedom Park -; what’s it’s designated land use according to Blantyre City Zoning Plan?

Cashgate1
Cashgate1
10 months ago

We’ve Kamuzu Stadium that we are failing to maintain and upgrade or renovate it and still prefer that you will construct one at Njamba. Of course you have people that clap hands and express happiness when you are lying to them. They are blinded by the loyalty and cant see when you are lying. Mwationjeza, bwanji mumalize kaye ma stadium awiriwo.

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
10 months ago
Reply to  Cashgate1

kodi stadium ya ku mangochi
airport ku mangochi
350 chalets ku mangochi atsekulila litilo???
ife kunyon’gonyeka tikavine basi .

kapena azangophatikizila limodzi potsekulila hotel ya Chisale ija.
zuucebwa bwa..
kapenaso afuna amangiletu 200 secondary school zija?
komaso abwana tiganizileniko ana mma primary akanaphuzila pa mtengo. akhala bwanji ndi cidwi ngati nthawi ya mvula sabwera ku sukulu? kuwaphera sogolo. inu munazangotola cithumba ca ndalama after 40 years kunja. and once a minister of education and we saw no bloody anything you did.
Idhiot

Kambewa Chisale
10 months ago
Reply to  Cashgate1

Fos3
You are failing to maintain Kamuzu stadium. The toilets are all blocked and their is no running water. Mbuyanu uyu Wakalamba.

Ben Phiri Jerusalem University
Ben Phiri Jerusalem University
10 months ago

Just a thought Better to build schools because 18 months is not 104 weeks

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