The long-awaited Northern Region football technical centre at Luwinga in Malawiâ€™s northern city of Mzuzu, funded by Fifa is nearing completion.
A visit by The Nation to the US$100 million (about K250 m) project on Friday revealed that roofing, ceiling, wiring, flooring, glazing and drainage system of the seven-room office block has been completed.
According to the Citibec Engineering Company site engineer Moses Zimba, what remains on the office block that houses the reception, kitchen, toilets and bathrooms, among others, is provision of the car parking area, roof copping, screeding (tiling), plumbing, planting a water tank and power feeding.
Zimba said grass has already been planted on the football pitch and erection of a brick wall fence is also almost through.
The 16-week building contract secured by William Mbowe, whose project architects and designers are TeckNologa and AEC, started on March 22 2012.
Football Association of Malawi (FAM) chief executive officer Suzgo Nyirenda said in an interview on Friday that the project delayed to start by two weeks because of fuel shortage, but all the same, it is expected to be handed over by the end of this month.