Sulom admits failure to control crowd capacity at Kamuzu stadium

Super League of Malawi (Sulom) has admitted that it is becoming very difficult to control the number of supporters patronizing super league games at the country’s soccer cathedral Kamuzu stadium particularly games involving big teams.

Some fans risk their lives to watch the game..Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Some fans risk their lives to watch the game..Photo Jeromy Kadewere

This follows last weekend’s Blantyre derby involving old age rivals Mighty Be Forward Wanderers and Big Bullets in which the stadium flooded beyond its capacity putting lives of people at risk.

“It is very hard for us to control people entering the stadium,” said Suleman.

Suleman suggested that the best way is for the government with assistance from relevant stakeholders including the corporate world to construct a new stadium in Blantyre.

“This is the time we should get a big and better stadium in Blantyre” he said.

The capacity of Kamuzu stadium was reduced in 2009 to a capacity of about 20,000 people on safety grounds after it was revealed that some parts of the stadium were in a very bad shape and needed renovation.

Meanwhile, veteran soccer analyst Charles Nyirenda and sports journalist Leonard Sharra of Montfort Media have also ordered the government, Sulom and the local soccer governing body Football Association of Malawi (FAM) to take action by putting strong measures to ensure that the stadium never park beyond capacity.

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6 years ago

The stadium that is being constructed on Lilongwe would have been first built in BT because the south follows soccer than other regions

6 years ago

It is only shameful thing to see Malawi still straglng in stadiums problem while other small finacial countries lyk malw they ar btter bt us we ar down for every thng specialy in inflastrcturs bt achinyamata akuchita bwino pazamasewera

6 years ago

I would suggest that clubs owne their grounds/stadium, not government.

Be Forward Wanderers and Big Bullets should be supported by companies to build their own grounds. Give them soft loans.

Please, do not mention FAM or government, they are in deep shit of problems.

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