Chitowe Stadium in Dwangwa, Nkhotakota will be the hub of football activities this weekend as it is set to host two Airtel Top 8 quarter-finals matches.
Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has announced that the Illovo Sugar Malawi plc-owned stadium will host the second legs between Mafco and Nyasa Big Bullets on Sunday as well as that involving Moyale Barracks and Mighty Wanderers on Saturday.
Mafco have just been given the green light to host matches at the venue by the stadium owners.
Mafco team manager David Gulaimfa said it was a relief to return to their home almost a year after it was closed due to Covid-19 restrictions.
He said: “It was tough playing home games away. We are glad to return to our home ground.”
Moyale will use the facility because their home ground, Mzuzu Stadium, is not fit to host matches.
FAM competitions and communications director Gomezgani Zakazaka said they opted for Chitowe Stadium because of its good facilities.
He said: “Chitowe has one of the best pitches in the country at the moment.”
Bullets go into the second leg with a 3-1 advantage after outclassing the Salima-based Malawi Defence Force outfit two weeks ago at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.
On the other hand, the Nomads go into the second leg with an away goal deficit after Moyale beat them 1-0 at their backyard Kamuzu Stadium as well.
Meanwhile, the other second legs will be played next week with Karonga United hosting Civil Service (Civo) United at Karonga Stadium on November 27 while TN Stars will host defending champions Silver Strikers the following day.