FAM bans Civo,Mzuzu Stadiums from hosting official matches

By Chisomo Phiri

The Football Association of Malawi(FAM) has on Wednesday banned Mzuzu and Civo stadiums from hosting official matches.

In a statement, FAM Chief Executive Officer(CEO) Alfred Gunda says the association has come up with the decision following a report of the recent inspection.

As for Mzuzu Stadium, the report highlights the following; poor state of the pitch, official authorized capacity not known, poor players’ tunnel, missing technical benches, poor condition of the perimeter fence, poor dressing rooms, no public address system, dilapidated scoreboard etc.

On the other hand, the report highlights non-functional public toilets at Civo Stadium, unknown official authorized capacity, non-functional public address system, poor condition of the perimeter fence and lack of scoreboard among others.

“We emphasize quality stadiums are fundamental for the development and progress of football in Malawi.

“We look forward to conduct another inspection under your invitation upon addressing the shortfalls,”says Gunda.

He says authorities for both stadiums have been notified of FAM’s position and the urgent nature of the situation at hand.

The ban at Mzuzu Stadium comes hours after Mighty Mukuru Wanderers coach Mark Harrison described the pitch as unplayable and not fit to host elite football competitions