Sealing of the condemned stands at the Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre in order to allow local games to take place at the venue is almost complete.
A visit to the stadium premises on Monday, December 16, found out that four stands that include Stands A1-A2, B1-B2, C1-C2, D1-D2 were completed.
Principle Secretary II in the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Justin Saidi said the work is being carried out by Industrial Steel Engineering.
“The work started last Saturday and so far we are impressed because they are working day and night. We are hoping that by the end of this week, everything will be finalized,” said Saidi.
Saidi said they advised the contractor to work tirelessly for the sake of Blantyre based clubs to start using the venue for the remaining fixtures in the elite TNM Super League.
Government closed the Kamuzu Stadium in September this year pending renovations on some spectators’ stands.
In a statement which was issued by the Ministry of Youth and Sports signed by Principle Secretary ll in the Ministry, stressed that the stadium was closed following results and recommendations of the assessment of the stands by Structural Engineering which exposed failure of some of the open stands.
The opening of the stadium will be good news to Blantyre based soccer fans who were complaining of spending a lot of money travelling to Nchalo and Balaka to witness their teams playing.
However, the stadium will host only local games as international encounters have to take place at Civo Stadium in the capital city of Malawi being the only one recommended by FIFA in the country for such games.