Teargas fired at Kamuzu Stadium during KB, Evirom game: Malawi TNM Super League

Violence resurfaced on Sunday at Kamuzu Stadium by ganyu supporters  before  armed police had to fire  tear gas to disperse an angry crowd that pelted onto the pitch  during Evirom against Kamuzu Barracks encounter in the elite TNM Super League.

The fans were protesting against referee Feston Kusekuse  as they felt he  increased ‘too much’ 11 minutes of added time.

By that time, Harold Zulu and Mike Mleme for Evirom, World Nkuliwa and Harvey Nkacha had scored for KB who are second on 31 points.

Teargas affected the proceedings of the match as players were  choked.

The violence went outside the stadium, as the police were involved in running battles with the ganyu supporters.

Teargas in the stands were fired to unruly fans.-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times

Teargas in the stands were fired to unruly fans.-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times

The Makata Road which leads all the way to the populous Ndirande Township was blocked with big stones forcing all cars heading to Ndirande to be blocked.

Evirom coach Mario Gadaga accused the referee for provoking the situation after adding 11 minutes.

“We do not even know why he added 11 minutes for God sake. He wanted us to lose just because we were playing with ten players after one of our defenders was shown marching orders,” said Gadaga.

Gadaga said it is high time referees should be disciplined for poor performance.

However, Kamuzu Barracks team manager Francis Shawa accused Big Bullets and Mighty Wanderers fans for inciting violence and vowed never to return at Kamuzu Stadium again.

“We always have difficulties playing at Kamuzu Stadium with Bullets and Wanderers fans,” he said.

Ball-boys strike

The whole game was marred with some drama as goalkeepers were reduced to ball boys following the strike of ball boys.

The ball boys were on stay away following Saturday’s incident when Kamuzu Barrack player s kicked a ball boy.

Its a goallll for Kamuzu Barracks.....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Its a goallll for Kamuzu Barracks…..Photo Jeromy Kadewere

They smashed  these slabs before turning them into stones....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

They smashed these slabs before turning them into stones….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Stones on the pitch....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Stones on the pitch….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Stewarts trying to clear the pitch....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Stewarts trying to clear the pitch….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

The referee cooling his heart with some water after the game was stopped....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

The referee cooling his heart with some water after the game was stopped….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Moments of tension for Envirom players....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Moments of tension for Envirom players….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Kamuzu Barracks players after the game was stopped....Photo Jeromy Kadewere (1)

Kamuzu Barracks players after the game was stopped….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

The captain was shown marching orders.....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

The captain was shown marching orders…..Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Francis Shawa accused Bullets and Wanderers fans for the violence.....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Francis Shawa accused Bullets and Wanderers fans for the violence…..Photo Jeromy Kadewere

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