Ntcheu Stadium wait continues
The long wait for Ntcheu Stadium’s opening is set to continue with Ntcheu District Council yet to comply with Football Association of Malawi (Fam) requirements.
The council’s Director of Public Works Henry Mwamvani said while 99 percent of the initial construction works had been completed, they have more work to do to comply with Fam standards.
“There are items that Fam asked us to put in place and we need to comply if our stadium is to meet the required standards. We, therefore, have an addendum of about K595 million which is 11 percent of the total cost of the whole project.
“We are just waiting for an approval from the Public Procurement and Disposal of Assets Authority for the project to finish. So we cannot tell when the facility will be ready,” Mwamvani said.
He said they are also remaining with other essentials such as electricity and water connectivity.
“We also need a lift for the VIP stand and a borehole that will be used for watering the playing field,” Mwamvani said.
Fam Club Licencing and Compliance Manager Casper Jangale said the stadium needs more items to meet the required standards.
“The stadium needs a good playing surface, technical benches, dressing rooms, referees room, players tunnel, a VIP area, a media area, exit and entry gates, sanitary facilities, water and electricity supply, a public address system, a security area and a medical room, among others.”
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