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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Yasini Ichocho Chakundirande
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Yasini Ichocho Chakundirande
1 month 12 days ago

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kanchenga
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Kanchenga
1 month 14 days ago
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… Read more »
Mbesuma
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1 month 13 days ago

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.

The Great
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The Great
1 month 15 days ago

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

nanaphiri
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1 month 15 days ago

awa tangowachotsani mu za mpira ndi ankhondo basi

Nkhwanjee!
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Nkhwanjee!
1 month 15 days ago

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

akwaDa
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akwaDa
1 month 14 days ago

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

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