‘Insecurity’ forces Standard Bank Cup final move to Lilongwe

The final of Standard Bank Cup final game between Mighty Be Forward and Civo United has moved to Lilongwe at Civo Stadium after in fear of mayhem and breakout if it was staged at Kamuzu Stadium as initially planned.

Standard Bank, Fam officials show off the Standard Bank Knockout cup, Pic Alex Mwazalumo

Standard Bank, Fam officials show off the Standard Bank Knockout cup, Pic Alex Mwazalumo

The game will be played on 1 November in the capital city.

Standard Bank Cup organising committee disclosed that the sponsors had wanted to have the game played in Blantyre but they recommended that it should be shifted in the interest of security.

The loss of Bullets in the semifinals to Civo United and the victory of their archrivals Mighty Be Forward Wanderers over Blue Eagles made the organisers to think twice following some supporters who displayed a banner against the incumbent Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu running for the fourth term.

He said following the displaying of the banner during the game between Malawi and Tanzania the possibility of a breakout of violence was high.

“The sponsors Standard Bank had really wanted to have the final game played in Blantyre but the organising committee recommended during a meeting to change to avoid fracas,” said one of the organisers.

“I was in that meeting that made the recommendation to have the game shifted,” said the source.

But FAM Competitions Officer Gomegzani Zakazaka was coy on the issue when he was contacted to comment on the change.

“FAM has the final say regarding the venue of cup games. The teams are aware of that and I can’t say much about this,” Zakazaka said.

“We have always done that in the Carlsberg Cup and now in the Standard Bank Cup. In fact the game between Bullets and Civo at Kamuzu Stadium was home game to Civo of Lilongwe while the game between Mighty Wanderers and Blue Eagles was a home game to Wanderers.”

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Issa
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So even walter knows that he should go.

Pwepwe
Guest

Ok

BTown Nyatwa
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Ine kwathu nku BT koma pakali pano ndikukha ku Lilongwe.zomwe akunena nzungumbulizo zikugwirizana ndi dzina lake.tingoti achewa simumayenda kukaona kwina inu koma kuzolowera kuvala nyau nkumapempha anthu akummwerafe mu nsika.Nanga munthu nkumanyadira kukhal CHAMDIMBA,ifetu timasita chifukwa ambirife ndi ophunzira komanso Town ya BT ndi nyatwa kuposa LL.Mchewatu kulibe ku BT,Police ikhoza kumugwira chifukwa cha kavalidwe.Kumangovala mwa umbuli ngati Nyawu.Taonani pali City Centre,Capital Hill yeneyeniyo nde nyanyi,majumbo mbweee.Mukukanyoza BT mmalo mopanga comment za mpira?Chilungamo chake nchoti ku B Town pa nkhani ya ziwawa ku mpira eni ake ndi Big Bullets even game yoti si yawo chifukwa ambiri mwa iwowa ndi osokonekera,zigawenga… Read more »
Mzungumbuli
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Anthu a ku Blantyre ndi ma zoba, alibe notes m’mitu mwao, alibe ndalama, alibe pokhala, amagona mothinana, amagona pa masaka, alibe polima, amangodziwa kusita shirt koma mthumba mulibe olo k20. , Thats why tidakulandani National Stadium muli ndwiii. Ife kuno tili ndi : National Stadium (of international standard), CIVO Stadium, Silver Stadium, and Nakhaka Stadium. Count yourself how many do you have in Blantyre???????? kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk!!!!!!!!!!!

Patrick
Guest

There is no soccer in Lilongwe

Nyamazi
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FAM is full of Wanderers supporters and they must be punished because they always do not want Big Bullets to do well.

pwepwete
Guest

The correct information is Mighty be forward vs Civo‼

gibbbbbbo
Guest

anthu a ku Blantyre kusokoneza kwambiri, makamaka ku stadium…….ku LILONGWE nde kuchimake kwa bata ndi mtendere……..accept the defeat always

nthandalanda
Guest

Osachedwetsa apa, Walter has to go. Wasokoneza mochiluka uyu. He is putting in the game alot of politics.

Che Wanimiliyoni
Guest

I for one knew if Wanderers were to reach the final the venue would certainly be CIVO. FAM is full of Wanderers supporters and since Nyerere shy away from Kamuzu Stadium they would help their course. Shifting a big game from Blantyre, Malawi’s soccer city, just bcoz of anti-Nyamilandu “..for FAM presidency..” banners is unfair to a lot of loyal soccer fanatics. To all Blantyre soccer fans let us put it in black and white to all 2019 presidential hopefuls and ruling parties that who ever doesn’t promise us a new Kamuzu Stadium by 2024 should forget our votes.

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