Football administrators have highlighted the need for more stadiums in the Northern Region.
This follows the promotion of Chilumba Barracks to the Super League promotion TNM which means three teams will be scrambling for Mzuzu Stadium next season.
The minimum number of Super League teams in the North has usually been two with Moyale Barracks the regular candidate.
However, this season Mzuni’s relegation survival and Chilumba’s arrival has reshaped the football landscape.
Sharing his concerns, Mzuni chairman Albert Harawa said he was anticipating pressure among teams in the region next season.
“We expect a lot of inconveniences because three teams sharing one facility is a big challenge,” he said. “But there is nothing we can do to escape the situation we are in.”
On his part, Northern Region Football Association chairman Lameck Khonje said lack of good football grounds is a setback to the growth of sports in the region.
“It’s a major concern to see three teams sharing one stadium,” he said.
Khonje hoped for speedy construction of the Fifa sponsored Luwinga Technical Centre which is expected to have a modern ground. n