Silver Stadium reopens next week
Silver Stadium, home to TNM Super League giants, Silver Strikers, will be reopened next week, the Lilongwe team’s management has confirmed.
The stadium was closed in April to pave way for pitch maintenance.
Silver General Secretary, Thabo Nyirenda, said due to the closure of the facility, they were spending K60,000 daily for hiring a training pitch.
The club has since written to Super League of Malawi (Sulom) to allow Silver host matches at the stadium.
“We would have loved to host Nyasa Big Bullets at Silver Stadium [on Sunday] but Sulom is yet to inspect the stadium. All renovation works have been completed and the stadium is ready for use again,” said Nyirenda whose side won the inaugural Airtel Top 8 Cup after beating Be Forward Wanderers 10-9 on post-match penalties at Bingu National Stadium in June.
Silver are using Civo Stadium as an alternative home ground while training at Bingu National Upper Stadium.
However, Nyirenda could not disclose the cost of the renovations.
Five years ago, Silver’s management announced plans to upgrade the facility with an electronic ticketing system to curb gate fraud, but the project is yet to take off.
Silver’s sponsor, Reserve Bank of Malawi, placed an advert in yesterday’s edition of this newspaper, inviting bids for the supply and installation of “an integrated e-ticketing and access control system.”
“The system shall comprise of an Event Management server, Access Control Server, and other associated peripherals. The system performance and associated peripherals must be designed in such a way that they shall not be degraded by increasing the number of nodes on the network or the number of users accessing the system,” reads part of the advert.
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