The Blantyre based giants, Nyasa Big Bullets Football Club have through their Chief Executive Officer, Suzgo Nyirenda confirmed that they have written to the government through the ministry of Youth and Sports and Malawi National Council of Sports asking permission to be allowed to complete the abandoned government-sponsored Stadium project in Blantyre, near Moneymen along Chikwawa Road.
Nyirenda said the Club is ready to take over the project and confirmed that they have funding for the project.
Nyirenda said, “Indeed we wrote the government through Malawi National Council of Sports to seek their permission to take over the construction of the stadium.
“We know that the given has a lot of responsibilities. We are ready to take off the burden from government. “
Ministry of Youth and Sports director of Sports, James Ndalama said the ministry is yet to receive an official letter from Bullets but said nothing will impede Bullets from taking over the project.
“Everything is possible. It all depends on what Bullets are asking for. Once we receive the letter, we will ask the ministry of justice to guide is on the way forward, considering that the projects were already awarded to contractors, ” said Ndalama.
For President, Professor Peter Mutharika vowed to construct stadia for both Bullets and Wanderers during the 2019 Tripartite Elections campaign.
Nyasa Big Bullets stadium was estimated to cost about K3.8 billion and the project was awarded to the China Civil Engineering.
Contrary, Wanderers stadium was allocated near Blantyre Teachers Training College and was pegged at K3.6 Billion and was awarded to Anhui Foreign Economic Construction Company.
In the 2019-20 National Budget saw the two projects being allocated with K1.6 billion representing K800 million each.
However, since the Tonse Alliance administration was ushered into power in 2020, the projects have not been funded. This casted doubts on their future.
Apart from the government stadium project, Nyasa Big Bullets also plan to construct their club village which will have an office complex, two training pitches, hostels, Clubhouse, conference centre and a 20 000-capacity stadium in Mpemba.
Nyasa Big Bullets currently use government-owned Kamuzu Stadium as their home ground.