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 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.