Revise Red Lions punishment, says Malawi Sports Minister

Malawi government through the Minister of Youth Development and Sports Grace Obama Chiumia have ordered the Super League of Malawi (Sulom) to revise the punishment that was imposed on Red Lions Football Club following the fracas that happened at the end of a TNM Super League match against Surestream F.C at the Kamuzu Stadium last week.

Chiumia: Punishment should be revised

Chiumia: Punishment should be revised

Chiumia made the sentiments on Saturday when she visited a soccer fan Godfrey Mwale who still lies in critical condition [according to doctors] after he was injured by alleged civilian soldiers.

The Minister said as government, they are disappointed with the continued act of violence at football matches.

“We are very disappointed with what happened and that is why we are here”

“We would like to ask Sulom to come up with stiff punishment to such clubs so that others can learn,” said Chiumiawhile asking Sulom to revise the punishment handed to Red Lions.

Sulom charged the Zomba based soldiers a fine of K3.6 Million and suspended two players for 12 months while six players were slapped with a six month ban each.

But the Minister said this is not enough as the club will be able to raise the money within a short period of time while the life of the 24 year old injured Mwale at stake and might suffer permanent health problem.

Meanwhile, the Sports minister said she will soon hold a meeting with Sulom, Football Association of Malawi (FAM) and other stakeholders to map the way on how best to tackle violence.

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Ismael mdala

The main isue hre’s umbuli luk at the biger countries like RSA,USA,Britain.hve u seen a Police or a Soldier teams .cz the Grvnmnts knows whre this guys suppose to be.

It will be just if the fines were also attached to the individuals. The money should come off their pay through the tax body. The most painful thing to a soldier is losing money. Civilised armies do that as a measure for discipline. These soldier operate on drugs. Malawi Army has no zero tolerance to drugs. That’s why their soldiers are always high hence beating up civilians. If the army produces a zero tolerance to drugs we will see a well disciplined army with more civilised personnel. In civilised armies they conduct Compulsory drug test. If a soldier test positive… Read more »
Richaqd Maganizo



Give them life bane that’s all


Madam Minister ought to trade her words carefully as Malawi National team might be banned from international matches. Government is not allowed to interfere with football matters but just support and guide. Let Sulom make its own decisions….


Angoni ndinu munthu wamkulu. I really like your comments. Anthu adaputa dala ma soldiers ndiye amati Chichiri Camp itani? Anduna amasewero chonde musalowetsa ndale mu mpira. FIFA Charters do not accept that. BT fans will one day die for trying to provoke the lying lion.


Pyoooooo! Offside. The apeal disallowed!

Commander in Chief MDF

The Soldiers must be banned from the super league let them play against fellow soldiers in their respective camps otherwise I DONT SEE THIS NONSENSE ending any time soon I don’t understand why they had to beat up a helpless unarmed and defenseless young man like Geoffrey Mwale the young man did not provoke them all he did was stand at the bus stage waiting for his pick up and the foolish MDF soldiers pounced on him Kupanda chisoni Mwana wanzanu kuchita kupanda anga Yapangolo ng’ombe Panya panu nonse a MDF

Kho Nankhumwa

This is political interference from the minister! Fakeni!

No 11 and 18 No 11, Ku Joni kulibe asilikali, nchifukwa chake akuphani pompano kumeneko (xeno) komanso kupita kapena kukhala ku Joni si joker so ayi….ndi mbuli kapena a milandu amene amathawira kumeneko and I believe you are one of them…come back and live with your family here. No 18 Please dziwani kuti ku Southern Africa kuno MDF ndi No 1 olo mudane nayo ndiponso dziwani kuti ku Zambia kulibe asilikali enieni nchifukwa chake amathawa a neba awo DRC akakwiya komanso amakanika even kudziwa mwambo wamayikidwe a maliro a presidenti wawo asilikali athu ndi amene anapita kukawaphunzitsa. Tiyeni tikambe chatsitsa… Read more »

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