Kamuzu Stadium renovation works have resumed after rubber particles arrived in the country on Tuesday.
The project was at a standstill due to the absence of rubber which helps to hold the artificial grass.
Football Association of Malawi (Fam) Turf Specialist, Jossam Namwera, confirmed the development but was quick to point out that the chilly weather and rain drizzles, which have been prevalent in Blantyre over the past few days, could hamper progress of works.
“The process is quite tricky as we need dry weather to successfully install the rubber on the turf. If the weather is fine, the project can be completed in two weeks,” Namwera said.
ACT Global was hired to install the K400 million turf which the government purchased from the United States.
If the stadium is re-opened, it will come as a relief to Blantyre-based teams including crowd-pullers Nyasa Big Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers who are spending a lot of money by playing home games outside Blantyre.
Wanderers opted for Balaka Stadium as their home-ground since Kamuzu Stadium was closed whereas Bullets have moved to Mulanje Park Stadium after getting banned from using Kalulu Stadium in Nchalo, Chikwawa District, due to security and safety reasons.
Last season, Bullets were using Nchalo and Chilomoni stadiums to host their home matches.
But Chilomoni has not been in use since the current season kicked off because of a collapsed brick wall.
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