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Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture has disclosed that four sports projects are at advanced stage. The projects include the construction of the Nyasa Big Bullets, Be Forward Wanderers stadia, Indoor Netball Court and Mzuzu Youth Centre.

Spokesperson for the ministry, Simon Mvundula said the process of identifying contractors for Bullets and Wanderers stadia would be completed soon. “We did our part and it was completed. But as a ministry, we do not work in isolation so we are still waiting for other ministries to approve the names of the contractors for commencement of the projects,” Mvundula said.

The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture received bids from 20 companies for the construction of Bullets and Wanderers stadia in

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Blantyre. However, the ministry was yet to disclose the contractors of fro the projects.

Bids for construction of the Indoor Netball Court which will be constructed at Njamba Freedom Park in Blantyre were also submitted. The Department of Buildings finalised the designs of the stadia in February this year.

Wanderers General Secretary, Victor Maunde said the club was waiting for the progress of the project. “We are keeping fingers crossed that the construction of the stadium will start soon,” Maunde said.

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Wanderers were allocated land near Soche Technical College whereas Bullets got allocated a piece of land along Chikwawa Road. In the 2019/ 20 National Budget, government allocated K1.6billion (K800million for each stadium) for the construction of the stadia for the two Blantyre giants who have been homeless for over 50 years

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