Malawi, Zambia stadiums create confusion

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Upon visiting the newly built Bingu National Stadium  in Malawi’s capital Lilongwe, a person is likely to mistake it for the Levi Mwanawasa stadium which stands in Ndola, Zambia.

Bingu National Stadium

Bingu National Stadium: Worthy a confusion.

The structures are almost an item with a few hardly identified points of distinction. Having a common ancestor, the Chinese government, explains it all but it’s a question of which features match and which differ.

Both named after the two countries’ late leaders, Bingu wa Mutharika and Levi Mwanawasa, the stadiums have a similar design with covered stands parallel to the football ground’s length, facing each other likewise open stands which parallel its width.

Other shared characteristics are position of the big screens as they were all fixed at the open stands just behind goals, an Olympic style that has a brown coloured runway with white lines surrounding the pitch, and colours used at the stands which are blue and yellow.

However the difference lies in capacity as the Zambian facility is bigger than the one in Malawi. The Levi Mwanawasa stadium has a capacity of 49800 whereas the Bingu Stadium has a 40, 000 capacity.

While Malawians await the grand opening of the Bingu stadium which is almost finished, Zambians had their facility opened in 2012, a year in which that country’s national football team won the African Cup of Nations that was held in Gabon.

The date for the opening of the Bingu Stadium remains unknown. Media reports indicate that electricity is yet to be connected at the site which may affect plans to have it ready by the end of September.

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204 Comments

  1. Mwasowa zolemba inu osakamba za corruption yomwe akupanga ma ministers anthuwa bwanji kuba….ndati kuba kosatiyang’ana khope ife osaukafe

  2. Wakeup man!! Why would you choose to use a word you don’t know the meaning?? Did Chief editor go through the article, am sure he did not see this,,bcoz if he did he would not allow readers to see this article.. get brains if you can…

  3. Kikikikikikiki koma uwu ndiye umbuli wofunika mapephelo apadela ,ndiye kuti tili ku zambia kapena ku malawi? Ma stadium ali malo amodzi? Touch ur phone let me pray to ignore the spirit of umburi

  4. To say the truth please write important issues not similarities of stadiums really ?you hv more positive issues to write and inform people not this crap

  5. we never know,maybe Zambia is the town or capital city of Malawi,coz the two stadiums are built in the same country and @ the same place,that’s where the confusion is…(Malawi na Zambia)kkkkkkkkk

  6. we never know,maybe Zambia is the town or capital city of Malawi,coz the two stadiums are built in the same country and @ the same place,that’s where the confusion is…(Malawi na Zambia)kkkkkkkkk

  7. kkkkkkk koma Malawi sazatheka guys. sindikuona nkhani ine apa nanga zaku Malawi zikukhuzana bwanji ndi ku Zambia. dzina anapereka mwini wake ali moyo Kuti ndi Bingu stadium that’s y everyone is not confusing abt it.

  8. kkkkkkk koma Malawi sazatheka guys. sindikuona nkhani ine apa nanga zaku Malawi zikukhuzana bwanji ndi ku Zambia. dzina anapereka mwini wake ali moyo Kuti ndi Bingu stadium that’s y everyone is not confusing abt it.

  9. Pena polemba nkhanizi osamayesa mukulemba fiction, nanga how can one confuse between a stadium in Malawi and another in Zambia? Mukanangoti the designs are similar osati izi za “confusion” zi

  10. Kkkkk, it seems as if you have lost your mind. How can it be confusing when two stadiums are in two different countries and have two different names? Very funny. .

  11. thats what you get for having the chinese do things for you..it’s funny how Zambians and malawians always say South Africa is built by whites…yet both of you depend on chinese even till today

  12. Are u still campaigning? Come on yo parents send u to school of journalism, and come up with this. This is imagnation not news. Thats why we are a laughing stock to the world. Inform us not convience to like yo boss. Give us news not this trash. Maybe Malawi 24 is a campaigning platform of that man. U know who i am talking about. I mean u admin. Just do yo job not campaign.

  13. Are u still campaigning? Come on yo parents send u to school of journalism, and come up with this. This is imagnation not news. Thats why we are a laughing stock to the world. Inform us not convience to like yo boss. Give us news not this trash. Maybe Malawi 24 is a campaigning platform of that man. U know who i am talking about. I mean u admin. Just do yo job not campaign.

  14. As others have already observed, i don’t see any confusion. What i see is the author himself is confused and want to draw us into his own confusion. Ayi na pepe M24.

  15. Admin if your head is functioning normally, you cant be confused of something in malawi with the similar thing in zambia. These countries are neighbours yes but these 2 facilities are a thousand of kilometres apart. The other difference is while bingu stadium is the only thing we hav in malawi in zambia they a number of such stadiums, and lev mwanawasa stadium is in ndola a small city in Zambia while ours is in the capital bcoz to us is just one of its kind.

  16. how stupid is that person who’s’gona mistaken stadiums built in two different countries; a Malawi24 ndinu mukubweretsa confusion ndi mitu ya nkhani yopepuka cholinga maData adyedwe kutsegula nkhani zanuzo

  17. Non story! Not worthy reading. There are many structures that are designed the same in this world and as such look alike. We don’t even get confused.

  18. mwina paja amalawi mumakonda ubale paja kenneth kaunda ngwakumalawi, mugabe malawi, nelson mandela malawi, thomas john chibadula, malawi mapeto ake muzanena kuti zina na drodgba ndi la chiyao kkkkkk

  19. Nyumba zosezi timangazi mukufuna mutanthauze kuti sizimafanana? Ndipo olo kutakhala kusochela ndiye munthu akasochele chifukwa cha stadium? Umbuli winawu

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  21. So where is the confusion??does this only publication have qualified reporters or mumangolembana??useless story!!idiots.

  22. Kkkk koma. Walemba zoputsazi ndani? Everything you write zikhudze DPP mpaka pena mukumayika photo ya Pitala koma nkhani zolemba m’musi mwakemo zosiyana. Your vendetta is driving you mad, your obsession makes us wonder if there is any truth in all stories you post. You have to be Malawi 24 not political puppet.

  23. Kodi amalawi24 mumafuna kumatisokoneza bwanji?…….mpaka lelo simunaziwebe kuti zambia ndiziko lina malawinso ndiziko palokha shit man.stadium ili ngati nyumba yogona zingathe kufanana chofunika ndichakuti umange nyumba malo omwe ali ako usakamange kwaeni simple as that,stadium ya kumalawi ndiyakumalawi ya kuzambia ndiyawo ya kuzambia palibe confusion iliyonse

  24. No wonder people say you “the Malawi24” news publishers are useless!! bring us “News” the one you just reported is not news coz everyone knows about it!! Hahahaha lol.

  25. Amalawi 24 mwasowa zolemba. palibe nkani apa Petroda house imene amanama kuti ndiya Bakili mukalowa mu harare mukaiona ndendende kufanana ku south africa Petoda house ili ku Bloomfonteen ndendende kufana tsono izi zilibwanji apa. olembawe ukudana ndichituko cha DPP

  26. kodi paja Mwanawasa stadium ndi Bingu stadium amanga malo amodzi? ndiye munthu azipanga bwanji confuse pamenepa? it doesnt make sense at all…. bolani mukanangoti ma stadium awiri wa ndi ofanana full stop

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  28. They are all chinese made, if they offer to build you another one in Blantyre, they will build exactly as Heroes stadium in Lusaka. They can’t build anything fancy as is in their country