Mzuni FC bitter with ‘biased referee’ in 2-1 loss against Red Lions: Malawi TNM Super League

Mzuzu University Football Club (Mzuni FC), promoted this season into the TNM Super League of Malawi says it is bitter with the manner in which their match against Red Lions from Malawi oldest capital of Zomba was handled for the referee with questionable decision.



Mzuni officials feel the referee was not fair...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Mzuni officials feel the referee was not fair…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Mzuni FC.

Mzuni FC.

The soldiers from Cobbe Barracks in Zomba slotted their second but decisive winning goal in exactly about two minutes towards the end of the game.

Mzuni FC chairman Mtungambera Harawa told Nyasa Times in an interview Sunday night that the referee, from Chilumba Barracks, was “not supposed” to officiate the game.

Nyasa Times understands that the game did not start more than twenty five minutes after the scheduled time because of the disagreements.

“There is no way someone from Chilumba [Barracks] could be fair with us,” said Harawa. “You know our history. The referee was biased.”

He claimed that the referee did not “award Mzuni FC” two clear penalties but instead went on to give “a dubious one” to Red Lions.

The rivalry between Chilumba and Mzuni FC has been longstanding. Chilumba, Mzuni claims, tried to block the latter from ascending to Malawi’s top-flight league in what many regarded their “controversial” win as first in the Northern Region Simama Football League (NRSFL).

Their battle had gone as far as the courts until Football Association of Malawi had intervened.

Mzuni’s last Sunday’s loss is the third consecutive loss after Surestream and Mighty Wanderers.

It has registered a single win against Moyale Barracks, and a draw against the people’s team Big Bullets.

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Siloam wanted mzuni to lose, very unfair. What would happen if the Mzuni was leading? Sitikadakhalaso ndi maliro ena?


Mumayesa! Muyithawa!

ZZ Junior

I wouldn’t be surprised if Mzuni didn’t not play this game. The setup was wrong. Kodi ndiye kuti Ma ref kulibe? Analipo ndi yekhayu basi? This is what is killing Malawi footy. unfortunately there is a common phrase in football “play under protest” which does not pay.


inakakhala the other way round mwati ma Reds sanakaponya zibagera?

zamkhutu Umbuli

Whether it was handball or ball to hand, the action took place outside 18 yard box but of course very close to 18 yard box line. You may enquire from the assistant referee that was close to the scene. Very biased and unfortunate decision.

sir bentby

this is not indeed fair, how can someone from chilumba expected to be partial ?????

True Supporter

It was ball to hand so z decision lies in ref’s hand hence d penalty otherwise he was quite ok only dat students r inexperienced


Sulom could think of this, hw did u expect someone from chilumba barracks to officiate a game between his rival and friend and expect fairness? Stupid unthinking sulom. Mxiiu

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