TN Stars, Silver match back at Chitowe

TN vs Silver Strikers

The last leg of the Airtel Top Eight quartefinal match between TN Stars and Silver Strikers will be played at Chitowe Stadium again, contrary to the expectations that it would be staged at Kasungu Stadium.

The two sides played their first leg match at Chitowe which was home ground for Silver Strikers following the Football Association of Malawi's (FAM) ban of Silver Stadium.

While the return leg was expected to be hosted at Kasungu Stadium, FAM released a new fixture on Tuesday indicating the match will be at Chitowe, while Civo will be hosted by Karonga at Karonga Stadium.

FAM competitions manager could not be reached for a comment as he is reported out of the country. 

However, pictures have surfaced of the bad condition of Kasungu Stadium, which might have forced the association to shift the match to Dwangwa again.

State of Kasungu Stadium
In bad state: Kasungu Stadium

Mzuzu-based soldiers, Moyale FC also used the facility for their home game against Mighty Wanderers last week, while MAFCO hosted Nyasa Big Bullets at the same venue.

Mzuzu Stadium was not deemed fit, just like Nankhaka and Civo Stadium which also forced Civo to host Karonga at Silver Stadium in the first leg match.

According to the rules of the competition, FAM competitions committee has the powers to set venue for a particular match. 

The winner between Karonga and Civo will face the winner between TN Stars and Silver Strikers in the semifinals.

Bullets and Wanderers already qualified for the last four last weekend.