Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development Henry Mussa has disclosed that the Bingu National Stadium will be officially opened in October.
According to Mussa, the Bingu stadium is likely to be opened not later than October as the government is doing final touches to it, especially the sewer system and the electricity system.
Mussa has also disclosed that President Peter Mutharika is expected to open the facility and one of the major events is an international friendly match between the Flames the national team from China.
Mussa has described the development of opening this stadium as one of major key to boast the economy of Malawi.
“The coming in of this stadium will help Malawi host big international games and conventions. This will, among other things, help to attract foreign currency that will improve the economy of this country,” he said
Chinese Ambassador to Malawi Wang Shiting also confirmed that they are in talks with the Chinese Football Association (AFC).
“We have already started the process. We have already communicated with the Chinese football authorities and we hope to have our national team play your Flames,” said Wang.
The stadium has been constructed by a Chinese contractor to the tune of 70 million U.S. dollars, a concessional loan to be paid back by Malawi government in 20 years.