The National Youth Football Committee (NYFC) has announced that the finals of the FMB Under-20 will take place at the end of this month at a venue to be confirmed next week.
But inside sources have said the finals will be played at the refurbished MDC Stadium, which will be officially reopened on the same day. However, FAM say they are yet to finalise logistics regarding the reopening of the facility.
â€œThere is a proposal to hold the games there, but we are making final touches at the venue. We should make a final position next week, but chances of reopening the stadium this month are high because much of the work has been done,â€ said FAM chief executive officer Suzgo Nyirenda.
The stadium has been under renovations using an English firm, Surestream, sponsorship of K40 million (about $160 000) and will be hosting a football academy.
The projectâ€™s overseer Jack Chamangwana told The Nation last month that the facility will be operational by September end.
NYFC chairperson Mabvuto Missi said all is set for the finals that will draw together six teams.
â€œEach region will have two teamsâ€”champions and runners-upâ€”and the teams will be drawn in two groups. They will play in a round robin from Friday,â€ said Missi.
The North will be represented by Mzuzu City Rangers and City Stars whereas Hungry Lions and Young Dynamos are representing the Centre. The South will be represented by Sporting Leopards and Griffin Young Stars.