Chaos in Silver, Bullets lose to Eagles: Malawi TNM Super League

  • Silver’s Pindani quits by SMS
  • Silver players forced to walk on foot

There was high drama at Silver Stadium in Lilongwe on Sunday, November 11, 2012 as defending TNM Super League champions Silver Strikers lost 1-0 against visiting Red Lions from the old capital city in a league match.

The drama started on the field of play when midfielder Peter Pindani lost his cool upon being replaced by Green Harawa after entering the field as a first half substitute.

As the player walked off the pitch, Silver fans sitting on the covered stands protested against the coaches’ decision to take off Pindani and the midfielder himself responded by telling the bench off and walking straight to the dressing room.

Later, the player sent a phone text message to one of his officials that read ‘Ndaisiya timu yanu,’ meaning I have quit your club.

Irrate Silver supporters seeing off Ndawa.-Photo by Elijah Phimbi/Nyasa Times

The drama continued after the whistle when irate supporters for the club ordered driver of the team bus to drive it away from the stadium and let the players foot to their homes. The driver obliged but he parked the bus at the Silver Club. The players walked to the club before boarding the bus.

Members from the technical panel led by Franco Ndawa were not spared ordeal as the supporters bayed for their blood.

Achoke onse, achoke onse… bola Thom,” (They should all go, Thom Nkorongo was a better
coach), sang the supporters as they blocked the way from the dressing room.

Head coach Franco Ndawa had to leave the dressing room under heavy police escort. The retired soldier, however, refused to jump into the police armoured vehicle opting for a civilian car belonging to one of the club’s faithful.

Serving soldiers from Red Lions and Kamuzu Barracks just watched their former colleague being ridiculed by the irate fans but one soldier from Zomba was over head saying ‘Let them dare harm the coach.’

A couple of months ago, Civo United coach Alex Masanjala was driven off the Silver Stadium in a riot police van as angry Civo fans bayed for his head after a 4-1 loss against Silver in the Standard Bank Cup semi finals.

Bullets down

Meanwhile, Nyasa Times sports reporter Jeromy Kadewere reports from Balaka Stadium that Big Bullets F.C lost 0-1 to  Blue Eagles in another TNM Super League encounter which took place on Sunday 1-0.

Moment of silence came in the 59th minute when Blue Eagles dangerous hit-man Charles Ngosi banged in the only goal after a connection from Ben Hojan’s cross on the right flank of the field.

After the final whistle, Mighty Wanderers ganyu supporters poked  fun of Bullets chanting while carrying tree-branches , “Mtengo wolephera Noma, Bullets singaukwere”  before changing tunes to  “amanyada matama iwowo, amanyada koma lero amva m’bebe.”

Blue Eagles coach Decleck Nsakakuwona called the weekend “ a fruitful trip” to the southern region where they collected maximum points after defeating  Escom United 1-0 on Saturday.

Bullets coach Eding’ton Ng’onamo said:”It’s part of the game but we have lost a chance to climb the ladder on the log table.”

Bullets and Eagles battling it out.-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times

 

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