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FAM to inspect Bingu Stadium

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Football Association of Malawi (Fam) officials will today inspect the yet-to-be-opened Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe.

The facility is due to be opened on January 28 after missing several deadlines from November last year.

A match between a select team from China and the Flames will be one of the major activities during the stadium’s opening ceremony to be graced by President Peter Mutharika.

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Fam Transfer Marching System Manager, Casper Jangale, said the association’s newly-appointed Fam Chief Executive Officer Alfred Gunda would lead the inspection team.

Jangale said the inspection would help Fam to determine how best the stadium can benefit football in the country.

“We would like to see for ourselves what the stadium is looking like. It is important for us to inspect the stadium before we stage any match there. We will then write CAF and FIFA to notify them that we have a new stadium,” Jangale said.

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FAM has been relying on Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre for international matches but the facility was condemned by CAF and FIFA as being unfit to host matches.

Bingu Stadium was expected to stage a match between Nyasa Big Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers in the Luso TV Bus Ipite Trophy this month but with the change of the opening date, such plans have been shattered.

Fam Commercial Director, Limbani Matola, Competitions Manager Gome Zakazaka, Jangale, Executive Committee member Rashid Mtelera are among the Fam officials that would tour the stadium.

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