9 November 2016 Last updated at: 12:47 PM
Wanderers, Bullets to open Bingu National Stadium
Old football rivals, Be Forward Wanderers and Nyasa Big Bullets will open the world class Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe, Malawi24 has the latest information.
The two Blantyre giants meet in the Luso TV bus Ipite Football Fiesta on 2nd January 2017.
This development comes barely a few months after government through the Ministry of sports and Culture said the stadium will be ready for use before the end of this year.
Malawi24 understands that the facility will be opened next year. This is surely after 2nd January when the match between Bullets and Nomads will take place.
The 40,000 capacity stadium was expected to be opened in October this year but the Minister responsible Henry Mussa in October said the stadium needed more money so that the stadium should be completed.
According to Mussa the stadium needed over K600 million which was luckily sourced by his ministry for the completion of the magnificent stadium.
The minister said the stadium was remaining with floodlights and the sewer system among others.
The wait for the opening of the newly constructed stadium in Lilongwe is now over as the Football Association in collaboration with Luso Tv have set the 2nd of January, 2017 to be the date that the stadium will host a match between Wanderers and Bullets in the Luso TV Bus Ipite football fiesta.
It is with no doubt that Bullets and Wanderers are going to renew their rivalry as the two will be battling it out in a two leg Luso TV bonanza and the winner will go away with a Nissan Civilian 26 seater.
The first match will be played on the 26th of December on Boxing Day whereas the second leg will be played at the Bingu National stadium in Lilongwe on 2nd January, 2017.
The Blantyre football giants match will be the first match that will be hosted at the Bingu National Stadium as the Malawi National Football team has no any international match this year as the team is not participating in any competition and the Malawi FA has not set any friendly game for the team this year.
The Chinese government pumped in 26.6 billion kwacha into the 40,000 capacity stadium project.
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