Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has hailed Silver Strikers management for taking the initiative to renovate and maintain Silver Stadium pitch, saying it is in line with club licensing.
Silver Strikers management announced the closure of its stadium in Area 47 to pave the way for renovations.
According to management, the maintenance will include the football pitch.
Reserve Bank of Malawi, sponsors of the club, said yesterday they have taken advantage of the Super League recess to work on the pitch.
“It is true that the facility is closed to enable our contractor work on the pitch to make it more conducive to play.
“The pitch was in bad shape and the contractor will work on the surface and ensure safety and playability,” said RBM spokesperson Mbane Ngwira.
He said the facility will be closed for two weeks and will be ready for the second round of the Super League kick off.
FAM licensing and compliance manager Casper Jangale said clubs should not wait for FAM inspection to maintain their grounds.
“Field assessment are supposed to be done frequently and are supposed to be done during the first round break. We are commending Silver Strikers for taking it on their own to maintain the pitch.
“Field assessments should be conducted before and at the end of the season. We urge all other clubs who own stadia such as Civil Sporting Club and Blue Eagles, to work on their pitches to avoid injuries to players,” he said.