The story of teenage girl Fanny Mwale, who failed to travel with her three team mates to Tanzania for the Manchester United soccer clinic has taken an interesting twist with Football Association of Malawi (Fam) official and DD Sunshine director David Dube trading accusations with Malawi Schools Sports Association (Massa) general secretary Blackson Malamula.
Dube is accusing Malamula of setting up the police on the poor girl after her failure to travel to Tanzania but the Massa GS has trashed down the accusations, accusing Dube of trying to gain sympathy from the public after preventing the girl from flying to Tanzania.
According to Dube, Mwale was last week picked from her home SOS Children Village by two policemen, who allegedly handcuffed the girl and took her to Lilongwe Police Station. At the police station, the girl was reportedly asked why she did not travel to Tanzania and she is said to have told them that she did not go because Massa officials stole her equipment from Airtel.
However, Malamula ha trashed the allegations from Dube, saying nothing of that sort took place.
“As Massa, we cannot sink so low to involve the police on such an issue. We have our own ways of handling disciplinary matters involving our student athletes and what happened has nothing to do with the police.
“There is no grain of truth in what Dube is claiming and the directors of SOS are also surprised with the story that Dube is spreading. He (Dube) is tryig to gain sympathy after preventing the girl from
traveling to Tanzania with her colleagues,” says Malamula.
The Massa GS has threatened to take legal action against Dube for destroying his image and that of the schools’ sports body.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :