Mulanje District Council will seek to form a business partnership with TNM Super League clubs so they can be using the newly-constructed Mulanje Stadium as their home ground starting from next season.
District Commissioner Fred Movete said this when Local Development Fund (LDF) inspected the ground whose construction is nearing completion.
The facility, which has been constructed with funding from KFW, a German Development Bank, has a VIP stand, well furnished dressing rooms, terraces, ablution blocks, outer and perimeter fences.
Movete said: “The stadium project is almost complete. As part of initiatives to maximise revenue generation, we are planning to approach Super League teams so they can be using this stadium as their home ground,” he said.
Blantyre-based teams, he added, are the most likely to be approached since they live just a few kilometres away from Mulanje.
With Blantyre United’s return to the Super League after earning promotion from the Southern Region Football League, Blantyre has five teams in the top-flight league.
The teams share Kamuzu Stadium as their home ground, but due to congestion they are sometimes forced to use a far away Balaka and Kalulu stadiums.
The site manager of China Gansu, the contractor building the stadium, Fan Han Hua said what remains is the completion of part of the wall.
“There is just a small part of the wall that has not been finished. We hope that all will be done by next week,” he said.
Football Association of Malawi club licensing manager Casper Jangale has said the association will inspect the stadium before it is declared fit to host high profile matches. n