Kamuzu Barracks (KB) Football Club (FC) has denied that it has opted for Dedza Stadium as their home ground in the forthcoming TNM Super League season.
In an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Friday, the team’s publicity secretary, Lieutenant Prince Majiga, said it was not true that they would be using Dedza stadium as their backyard once the season starts.
According to Majiga, the soldiers would still use Civo stadium as their home ground.
“Though we greatly appreciate the support we get from our fans in Dedza, the decision to settle for Civo stadium has been made largely on administrative grounds, but Dedza stadium was considered,” Majiga said.
The development has worried soccer lovers in Dedza since the TNM Super League will be kicking off in next weekend and yet no team has come forward to use Dedza stadium during the season.
Masters Security FC was the only side that used the stadium but were relegated from the elite league last season.
Chairperson of Dedza Stadium Committee, Saidi Bauti said it was sad that the stadium seems likely not to host Super League games this season.
“Despite having this wonderful facility in Dedza, Super League teams especially those in Lilongwe are shunning us opting to play in the city, a thing which will deny lots of football fans an opportunity to watch games here.” he noted.
KB once used the 6000-facility in 2015, before they moved mid-season to Civo stadium citing administrative reasons.
The development means Dedza Young Soccer and Dedza Dynamos football clubs will be using the stadium for their Chipiku Premier League games.
The 2020 season kick-off next weekend with six teams from the Central Region using Kasungu, Silver, Chitowe, Nankhaka and Civo stadiums.