Soldiers at Mafco beat up Bullets players,  FAM cancels Carlsberg Cup match

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) through its Competitions Sub Committee have cancelled Saturday’s Carlsberg Cup quarterfinal match involving Mafco and Nyasa Big Bullets which was scheduled to take place Chitowe Stadium over security concern.

Nyasa Bullets arrival at ZCH...Photo Jeromy Kadewere.

Nyasa Bullets players were assualted by soldiers at Mafco

It was reported that three Bullets players namely Fischer Kondowe, Yinikiza Imebo and goalkeeper Chimwemwe Kunkwawa were beaten by Mafco players during training.

As per rules,the away team,  Bullets,  was supposed to feel the pitch in the afternoon ahead of the game,but it was reported that Mafco refused them to do so ending up in disagreements.

In a statetement made available to Nyasa Times signed by legal adviser Jabar Alide, FAM stressed that it was extremely disappointed that this match is not going to be played as scheduled, but state that  security of the players, officials and fans is always top priority.

“Be reminded that FAM does not condone any act of violence which erodes the spirit of sportsmanship and fair play and shakes the very foundations the game is built on.

“FAM has opened investigations on the matter and will duly communicate on the way forward as regards to the fixture,”reads the statement.

However, this was not the first time for such a case at Chitowe stadium.

In 2013,  Be Forward Wanderers players were also beaten by Mafco players when they wanted to train on the pitch ahead of the league game.

Some of the players,who were beaten were Alfred Manyozo,Bongani Kaipa and goalkeepers trainer Vales Kamzere who was rushed to the hospital.

However, Mafco was not punished on this and the game went ahead the following day.

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7 thoughts on “Soldiers at Mafco beat up Bullets players,  FAM cancels Carlsberg Cup match”

  1. Yasini Ichocho Chakundirande says:

    I can foresee fracas and total civil war pa stadium any game that MAFCO will come and play at Kamuzu Stadium.mark my words everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Kanchenga says:

    I think Malawians need to lean to do the right thing. Every time Mafco has a home game they come a day earlier and camp at the ground. The visiting team comes either on the match day or a day earlier. When they come earlier and would like to train they use Bana ground or the ground outside the fence. Apparently Bullets and wanderers find this arrangement unacceptable and they begin acting funny. In all fairness FAM or SULAM has a soft centre for bullets They do not punish them. Surely we have watched league matches in other countries. There is no such thing as feeling the ground. It’s all foolishness. My question is why have we Malawians decided to do things the wrong way. Nothing seems to be working. Failed government, failed corporations, failed sports, failed economy. Name it. All cylinders are not firing. Our laws and regulations protect the guilty and nothing else. I really don’t care what the law says these days. It is doing the right thing that will get us out of this foolishness.

    1. Mbesuma says:

      Kanchenga, ngatisimudziwa amalamulo a m’mpira kukhala chetete ndi kwa bwino. Izi sizachilendo timu yobwera kukayesa ground yomwe asewelepo.Iwowa akuyendera zo opsyezana basi. Anali ndi mantha chifukwa cha 3-0 yina ija kkkkkkk.

  3. The Great says:

    Thats very bad in as far as sports is concerned ….

  4. nanaphiri says:

    awa tangowachotsani mu za mpira ndi ankhondo basi

    1. Nkhwanjee! says:

      Asankhe chimodzi, nkhondo kapena mpira, amatamira mphamvu, anzawo a Moyale ndi Kamuzu Barracks ndi a Discipline

      1. akwaDa says:

        A Bullets anachita Mwai chifukwa anthu amakonda koyenda ndi mifuti, magambusi ndi mipeni. Zampira azidziwira kuti! lol

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