Ghana delegation inspects Civo Stadium, leaves satisfied
Ghana Football Association officials inspected the Civo Stadium over the weekend ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Malawi on October 13.
The West Africans have reportedly been satisfied with the condition of the pitch.
Football Association of Malawi (Fam) general secretary Suzgo Nyirenda confirmed the development yesterday but asked for more time to get the details from Lilongwe Fam officials.
"Yes, I can confirm that Ghana FA sent their logistics officials and indeed inspected the Civo Stadium, but I am yet to get the report from Fam executive committee member James Mwenda who was with the officials from Ghana in Lilongwe," Nyirenda said.
Mwenda, however, confirmed that the officials were happy with the state of the pitch at the Civo Stadium.
"It's not like they specifically came to inspect the stadium. What usually happens is that when you are playing away the FA sends an advance party to check things like accommodation and when they arrived they asked if it was possible for them to see the stadium," Mwenda said.
"Knowing that there was nothing wrong with it and the condition of the pitch was okay, we allowed them to see the Civo Stadium. They were happy with the condition of the pitch and have no problems playing there."
However, it will have to be the Confederation of African Football (Caf) that will make a final decision on whether the Civo Stadium is fit to host the high profile match following shutdown of Kamuzu Stadium.
Caf is also expected to send their security officer and match commissioner to inspect the facility before the game.
The Flames have a task of upsetting 2-0 deficit after they lost 2-0 in Ghana last month.