Sports Minister Says Kamuzu Stadium to Reopen in January

The ministry of youth development and sports has disclosed that renovations of the Kamuzu stadium in the commercial city of Blantyre have taken the right course and the facility is expected to reopen its doors early next year for various sports activities and competitive football games in particular.
This has been said by the Minister responsible for youth development and sports Mr Francis Katsaira in an interview held lately with the local media.
According to the Minister, a has since started maintenance works of the stadium which was closed a couple of years ago because of its poor state.
“The maintenance work of the Kamusu Stadium is going on very well and we expect that the facility will be ready to reopen its doors for various games in January next year. This will give a chance to soccer lovers in the Southern Region to watch big games at the stadium,” he explained.
Among other things, the minister said that the contractor is working in face lifting the dressing rooms, offices and wash rooms.
He further disclosed that the government has procured an artificial turf from the US which is expected to reach in the country in few weeks time for installation at the Kamuzu Stadium to replace the old one which was condemned by the soccer authorities.
There has been a general outcry from some quarters of the local soccer fraternity over the delay of the maintenance of the Kamuzu Stadium which has led to authorities switching high profile games to Lilongwe involving big clubs from the Southern Region as well as other national team engagements.