Dedza District Council has set aside K20 million for Dedza Stadium rehabilitation works.
This comes after newly promoted TNM Super League side Dedza Dynamos proposed to use the facility as its home ground for the new season, which kicks off next month.
The council’s chief administrative officer Yohane Bilesi said the renovation would start with the playing surface.
“We noted that the playing surface was in bad shape. The first phase will be completed in one month. This will cost us K6 million. We will then move on to the second phase, which includes renovation of dressing rooms,” Bilesi said.
He said they would work hard on the project to ensure that it meets Club Licencing requirements ahead of the new season.
“We want to give the people of Dedza a chance to watch Super League football again. We believe the facility will pass the test once rehabilitation works are completed,” Bilesi said.
Dynamos have proposed the newly constructed Ntcheu Stadium as their second home for the new season.
The club’s seneral secretary Mabvuto Mgode said they remain optimistic that the stadium would be ready before February 26.
“We are just keeping our fingers crossed. It is our hope that the contractor will speed up renovation works,” Mgode said.
The facility was last used as a home ground for elite league sides defunct Masters Security and Kamuzu Barracks.
However, due to its poor condition, KB abandoned the facility and relocated to Civo Stadium in Lilongwe.
Fam is yet to start ground inspection in preparation for the new season.