Surestream Petroleum intends to open another academy in Mzuzu to promote football in the country.
Speaking during a public hearing on the exploration of fuel in Lake Malawi on Wednesday, Surestream Petroleum managing director Keith Robmson said plans are at an advanced stage to have a football academy in the Northern Region.
He said Surestream plans to use the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) sports complex at Luwinga in Mzuzu. He added that the company decided to have the academy in Blantyre because government wanted to have MDC Stadium refurbished.
“The academy in Blantyre benefits everyone. We have players from the North, Centre and South,” said Robmson.
He said the company is discussing with FAM on possibility of having another academy in Mzuzu.
He also said that the company is in the process of identifying academic scholarships for the players at the academy in Blantyre to ensure that they also excel in education.
Robmson was responding to a question on why the company has not embarked on corporate social responsibility in the region where its activities will be taking place. The audience said there was need for the academy to be in Karonga or any other place where the company will be working.