The actual site for indoor netball court has been identified as Njamba Freedom Park in Blantyre, Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture has disclosed.
The ministry’s spokesperson Symon Mbvundula has however said the indoor park and the stadium will be separate complexes.
The indoor court will be the first to be constructed, according to Mbvundula as the project was allocated K200 million for in the 2019/2020 National Budget.
“Construction of the indoor netball court will commence once the contractors are identified this year,” said Mbvundula.
This will be a huge relief after government was frustrated by a false commitment from Rach Family Trust, through its chairperson Rav Rach, in 2017 to construct a K2 billion indoor court.
Now, Ministry of Sports will in the next two weeks start advertising for contractors to express interest in constructing the court.
Mbvundula said netball court is among priority projects.
In the 2011 financial year, the much-awaited indoor netball court was allocated K250 million, but nothing happened in the end.
The state-of-the-art facility was initially planned to be part of the Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe, but government later backtracked on its earlier plans.
Malawi Queens have failed to host top overseas national teams such as England and Jamaica because lacking an international standard netball facility yet.
Despite their successes, the Queens, who are the pride of the nation, use the Blantyre Youth Centre netball court that leave both players and spectators baked under the scorching sun and drenched during rains.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :