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Caf inspects Bingu stadium

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THE Confederation of African Football (Caf) envoy, Muhammad Issa, on Friday inspected Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe.

The Kenyan inspected the stadium ahead of the qualifiers for the African Nations Championship (Chan) and Africa Cup of Nations earmarked for the Chinese-built facility.

After a thorough inspection, the envoy will present a report to Caf for a final decision on the Lilongwe stadium. During the inspection, Issa assessed the pitch, dressing rooms, security and safety features, among others.

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The Football Association of Malawi (Fam) is banking on the Lilongwe stadium after Kamuzu Stadium was condemned as being unfit to host international games.

Director of Sports in the Ministry of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development, Jameson Ndalama, Fam General Secretary, Alfred Gunda, and stadium officials witnessed the inspection.

However, Issa and Gunda were reluctant to comment on the assessment.

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The Malawi National Football Team, the Flames, are expected to host Madagascar in the second leg of the Chan qualifiers on the weekend of April 28.

The Flames will travel to Madagascar for the first leg to be played next weekend. BNS was opened in January when Malawi Under-23 National Football Team drew 2-2 against Chinese side, Guangzhou

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