Lack of resources has halted construction of Mzuzu University (Mzuni) FC Stadium which was supposed to be ready by end of this year.
In an interview at the weekend, Mzuni College estate and development officer Ephraim Nyirenda said there is nothing tangible on the facility.
The development means, Mzuni FC, just like other top football clubs in the north, will continue relying on Mzuzu Stadium.
“At some stage, Mzuzu University with Mzuni FC wanted to have their own stadium. However, resources are not available to have such a facility,” said Nyirenda.
Former Mzuni FC chairperson Albert Harawa, who is also the executive member for the stadium construction committee, announced earlier that it was the university’s desire to own a stadium.
“It is necessary that a fully-fledged university should have such a facility. We know that we will be able to host big games once we possess such a facility. Our vision is that we should be able to host even Super League games right here at our campus,” said Harawa.
Northern Region Football Association (NRFA) vice- chairperson Zuza Nyondo described the flop as sad, observing that the presence of another standard football venue would have provided fans in Mzuzu a chance to watch many super league games.
“Football infrastructure has been a problem in Mzuzu as we are currently relying on Mzuzu Stadium only, so the construction of Mzuni Stadium would be good for the region,” said Nyondo.