The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has given Nyasa Big Bullets consent to use Bingu National Stadium (BNS) when hosting South Africa’s DStv Premiership side AmaZulu in the preliminary round of the Champions League on September 18.
The development comes after BNS was declared unfit to host international games for the Malawi National Football Team, the Flames.
According to Caf’s latest communication to participating teams, BNS will host the return leg, much to the relief and delight of Bullets fans, who were panicking following fears of playing home fixture away from home.
Bullets Chief Executive Officer Suzgo Nyirenda confirmed the development, saying they were happy that Caf had allowed them to use the facility despite being banned for Flames activities.
“It is true that we will play our home match against AmaZulu here in Malawi. This is what we have been pushing for and we are happy for it. We started preparing for Caf champions League in the past and we are just fine-tuning it,” said the former Football Association of Malawi general secretary.
Nyirenda said they have proposed that supporters watch the game to enable stakeholders including Caf to assess the facility.
“We will have feedback probably by this weekend. Let us not forget that we are operating under Covid guidelines; so, we will issue a statement accordingly,” he said.
However, Fam Club Licencing and Compliance Manager Casper Jangale was reluctant to comment but expressed hope that Bullets would use BNS for their home match against Usuthu.
“As it is, we must wait until this weekend. However, communication from Caf shows that Bullets will host AmaZulu at Bingu here in Malawi,” he said.
According to Caf, the first leg of the match between Bullets and AmaZulu will take place on September 10 2021 in Durban, South Africa.