Red Lions lose appeal case over punishment by Super League of Malawi

Super League of Malawi Appeals Committee upheld the punishment meted out by Disciplinary Committee after Red Lions were found guilty of hooliganism during a game against Surestream on May 10.

Red Lions-FC....Photo-Jeromy-Kadewere

Red Lions-FC….Photo-Jeromy-Kadewere

The violence claimed the life of an innocent soul Geoffrey Mwale who sustained serious injuries and eventually died on June 5 at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital where he was being treated.

The verdict however reduced the fine imposed on each of the eight players and one official from  a total of K3,600,000 to K3,150,000 because the Appeals Committee found out that the players and the official were supposed to be fined K300,000 each and not K350,000.

“Having examined the reports and the rules, the Panel found that they were applicable to the matter at hand. The Panel further examined the findings of the Disciplinary Committee and whether the teams were charged properly and the Panel noted that the charges were in order,” reads the verdict in part.

“Following the analysis of the verdict, the evidence, the Statutes of SULOM, SULOM Rules and Regulations as read with the FIFA Disciplinary Code, the Panel unanimously upholds the findings of the SULOM Disciplinary Committee in that the team, eight players and the team doctor were in the wrong.”

Tiya Somba Banda warned teams against acts of misconduct because it was not in the interest of the body to punish teams.

“Our mandate is to develop football in the country and it is painful that we are forced to punish teams because of such kind of misconduct,” he said.

Ted Roka chaired the meeting in place of the SULOM Legal Adviser, Captain Gilbert Mitawa who recused himself due to conflict of interest with Red Lions being a military outfit

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14 thoughts on “Red Lions lose appeal case over punishment by Super League of Malawi”

  1. Chipapwiche says:

    Inu a Mbuya ndi a Lukhere simukumumvetsa Andalasoni. Football administrators need to do something if violence is to be history. He has cited an example of a game involving Silver and Wanderers where a life of a supporter was lost. These weren’t military teams.. Banning all military teams will not end the violence. We want to see a lasting solution to the problem. Kaya Andalasoni ndi msilikali kapena ayi,ndikukhulupirira mu zopanda nzeru zomwe wanena,ena akhoza kuona nzeru. Opanda nzeru ndi okhazikika mu udani ndi asilikali,atukwana umu mwachitiramu. Ife sitili gulu la inu amene mwakonzeka kudzalimbana ndi matimu a chisilikali akabwera ku Blantyre kuno. This gives the impression that sometimes savages like you provoke the soldiers komanso ena you provoke even your fellow civilians. Mwatigendapo pa stadium tikumenya ma civilian tokhatokha. Izi ndi zimene anthu okonda masewera a mpira ku Malawi tikufuna zithe. Inu a Mbuya ndi a Lukhere,mmalo motukwana,fotokozani kuti tingathetse bwanji mchitidwe wa ziwawa ku mabwalo osewerera mpira ngakhale titawachotsa ma timu a asilikali.

  2. Chipapwiche says:

    Inu a Mbuya ndi a Lukhere simukumumvetsa Andalasoni. Football administrrators need to do something if violence is to be history. He has cited an example of a game involving Silver and Wanderers where a life of a supporter was lost. These weren’t military teams.. Banning all military teams will not curb the violence. We want to see a lasting solution to the problem. Kaya Andalasoni ndi msilikali kapena ayi,ndikukhulupirira mu zopanda nzeru zomwe wanena,ena akhoza kuona nzeru. Opanfa nzeru ndi okhazikika mu udani ndi asilikali,atukwana umu mwachitiramu. Ife sitili gulu la inu amene mwakonzeka kudzalimbana ndi matimu a chisilikali akabwera ku Blantyre kuno. This gives the impression that sometimes savages like you provoke the soldiers komanso ena youu provoke even your fellow civilians. Mwatigendapo pa stadium tikumenya ma civilian tokhatokha. Izi ndi zimene anthu okonda masewera a mpira ku Malawi tikufuna zithe. Inu a Mbuya ndi a Lukhere,mmalo motukwana,fotolozani kutitingathetse bwanji mchitidwe wa ziwawa ku mabwalo osewerera mpira ngakhale titawachotsa ma timu a asilikali

  3. mbuya says:

    Iwe chi Andalasoni or whatever u call yourself, whether you are a soldier or not what you should know is that Red Lions provoked the situation and we are just waiting for any military team to try provoke the civilians again in any game with Blantyre based teams…..kaya muzabwera ma tata 100 you will see that being in the military doesnt mean kutha ndeu u bunch of savages…..

  4. mxolisi lukhere says:

    iwe mbuzi andalason, your name even says alot about your stupidity. do you even know what a clear goal is??? do you even know what the offside rule is??? do you think a referee’s mistake is punishable by battering???? savages in uniform, kupanda kukulembani ntchito ya usilikali bwenzi muli chani agalu ngati inu???? where am coming from people speak when they have something to say, not just talking simply because you can. idiot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Evn bible tsef tolkd about the last dayz That such thing Gona hapen on earth.lets pray 4 our nation malaw that such Thingz shud not b done 2 our teams,lyf Z moooree expensive than football.sharom!

  6. Jami byb says:

    Isiyeni Bullets sizikuwakhuza,mwasowa chonena eti.

  7. Damson Nyozani says:

    All soldier clubs must not take part in superleague forever!!!! Pliz SULOM hear me out

  8. wafundi says:

    Tangowapasani three years ban amazolowera amenewa Mpira sikumenyana anthu ozawonera , Mpira ndi Ground akhauliseni amenewa mwina mawa angasinthe mzanthu wa mwalira chifukwa cha zipolowe zomwezi

  9. Andalasoni says:

    Is there anybody who can provide evidence that the late Mwale(MHSRIEP) was attacked by Red Lions supporters. Somebody please furnish the nation on what actually happened. Our journalists,where are you? We need to know who injured Mwale. People are talking about compensating the late Mwale’s family. Geoffry was just a young man with a brilliant future; a young shoot that has been hacked. For the family,the hearts are heavy,yet they don’t know who was responsible for the injury of their son that has resulted in his death. Much has been said and we are made to believe its Red Lions supporters. However,I believe investigations should have been launched immediately after the incident to establish the truth. This is not the first time a life has been lost and the administrators need to do something. Just like any Malawian,I wish to see justice been done. Three clear goals denied by the referee.. Two penalties (one dubious) awarded by the referee.. Game ended 2 – 2. Some players attack the referee.. Surestream supporters started throwing stones at Red Lions players. Lions’ coaster pelted with stones. Surestream supporters pelting stones decide to invade the dressing room where Red Lions players were hiding. The players are defenseless. They call for reinforcement… Then chaos all over. Reds in the wrong.. Fine imposed,players suspended. Referee not to blame. Surestream supporters go scotfree. Surestream not punished for failing to provide security at the ground as a home team. When a similar incident happened at Balaka Stadium in a game involving Wanderers and Silver. Wanderers was punished for failing to provide security. This can’t happen to Surestream.. Are we assured this won’t happen again if the referee is left to believe he handled the game professionally? Won’t we have a repeat of this if Surestream is treated as a sacred cow? Let everything be equal to avoid such incidences.

  10. GOD Z WATCHNG says:

    PHODZO becareful ngati uli soldier khala phee usayankhule zaku tchini kwadzadza mmmm amzako aluza mwana kubereka umakudziwa ?kulera mimba?kukuza mwana kuphunzitsa ?ndiwe opusa makatedi

  11. Bongo says:

    hahhahaaa sulom is now killing football in Malawi.. i dont think we wll have a team from MDF next season coz they will all pullout…..Shame on SULOM… why not investigating on the main cause of the fraca… hehehehe

  12. phodzo says:

    The media created this false story that Red Lions/MDF servicemen injured Mwale. There is no evidence whatsoever to suggest Red Lions were the perpetrators. Mwale was actually attacked by Bullets fans.MDF soldiers only went to the stadium to extract Red Lions players from the dressing room where they were unable to leave because the place was surrounded by criminals masquerading as football fans who the police failed to arrest after vandalising government property (Red Lions bus) This whole story has gone out of hand as a result of bad journalism, as is always the case in Malawi.

  13. opportunist says:

    The punishment isn’t even enough

  14. Totolitotoli says:

    Tiyeni nazoni! and again you have to compesate the death of Godfrey who died prematurely due to your unruly behaviour.

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