The lack of football playing grounds for the country’s topflight league is set to ease following inclusion of Chiwembe and Surestream Academy (MDC) grounds and BAT Ground by Super League of Malawi (Sulom) for the forthcoming season.
Super League teams based in the Southern Region requested FAM and Sulom to pursue the issue of venues, saying they spent a lot on costs last season by travelling to play outside the city following the closure of Kamuzu Stadium,
Sulom officials said Chiwembe and Surestream will be opened for games come 2013 league season to complement the shortage of stadiums in Blantyre.
“The agreement to have Surestream ground open for Super League games at least once a week was reached by FAM and the academy’s directors,” Sulom general secretary Williams Banda explained.
Banda said Chiwembe technical centre ground is expected to be renovated and will be ready by second round of the league.
Blantyre has only Kamuzu Stadium as reliable ground for league games following the dilapidated conditions of BAT and Escom grounds.
Meanwhile, management of Surestream Stadium and BAT Ground have said they would have no problems hosting Super League games.
Surestream Academy technical director Peter Mponda said they will allow Sulom to use the stadium “on condition that it should be one game per weekend and that the match should not be of high-risk to the facility.”
Kamuzu Stadium manager Charles Mhango, who also oversees the management of BAT Ground, also said “there should be no problems” to use BAT Ground.