Violence resurfaces at Kamuzu Stadium: Surestream frustrate Red Lions in Malawi TNM Super League

Ugly scenes of violence returned to haunt Malawi football on Sunday spoiling an exciting TNM Super League match after a 2-2 draw game involving Surestream FC and Red Lions at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.

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Loti-Chawinga-furiously charging at the-referee…Photo-Jeromy-Kadewere

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Match action Photo-Jeromy-Kadewer

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Red Lions were first to open the score sheet through Kumbukani Mwambene before Surestream equalized on the spot kick through Benard Chimayimba.

Then Zomba-based soldiers were at it again with an Innocent Bokosi goal before Surestream were awarded another penalty, which they also scored in the dying minutes of the match.

Red Lions were also denied what they thought were three clear goals, which the referee ruled them as off-sides.

After the final whistle, some Red Lions players led by Loti Chawinga manhandled the referee with punches for denying them the three goals and awarding Surestream a penalty.

When the disgruntled ‘Nganyu supporters’ saw the referee being beaten and defenceless they were not happy as they started pelting stones and objects towards Red Lions players trying to rescue the match official.

The angry fans chanted, ‘revenge’ heading towards the dressing room to beat up Red Lions players.

Red Lions players locked up themselves in a dressing room, as the angry fans were pelting stones.

Fans mobilised themselves and smashed Red Lions bus as they continued chanting, ‘Wapalamura chitedze lero chidzakuyabwa.’

After 15 minutes Red Lions players stuck in their dressing room, fellow soldiers from the Blantyre camp arrived at the stadium in a Malawi Defence Force Tata vehicle armed to teeth.

The soldiers started manhandling people. Some went as far as the Masauko Chipembere highway chasing people.

One person, who was severely beaten with sticks tried to reason with the soldiers that he was not among those pelting stones but to no avail he got the beating.

Reports reaching Nyasa Times shows that one person was rushed to the hospital unconscious with several people injured.

On pitch, Surestream bossed the play but they failed to turn the few chances into goals and at times they could not create meaningful chances.

After enjoying early possession, Surestream were shocked when Kumbukani Mwambene scored the opening goal with a thunderous drive before beating Alex Makina in goals.

The hosts dominated the play but the soldiers always looked threatening on counter attacks with Innocent Bokosi and Mwambene displaying some fantastic football.

Red Lions coach Prichard Mwanza blamed the referee for their draw but was quick to condone indiscipline from some of his players for beating up the referee.

“The referee was biased and he is the reason for denying us full points. But I condemn the beating of the referee,” he said.

Surestream coach Peter Mponda was delighted with a first point in the league.

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38 thoughts on “Violence resurfaces at Kamuzu Stadium: Surestream frustrate Red Lions in Malawi TNM Super League”

  1. Jami byb says:

    Asilikali amazimva alandire chilango amenewo

  2. Ahmad says:

    Ref oyipa ofunika asazaimbilenso mmoyo mwake,

  3. Guley says:

    Soldires should start their own league and play against each other and beat each other

  4. ophiri says:

    zanyanya

  5. Prescott Tambuli says:

    The referee was incompetent and needs to be disciplened. He was the reason behind the ugly scenes. Let us not allow this to continue denting the image of our beloved sport.

  6. Kabulika says:

    Ma Reds sanalakwe. Ref uja ndi wa fodya osatha kuimbira mpira. Akangoyamba kugulitsa nthochi. I hate the funs who stoned Red Lions’ bus.

  7. Elias says:

    Muthokoze anzanu apa chichiri camp !!ndiye muzapangeso mukazakumana ndiife mzika tizaocha coaster.

  8. zanga phee says:

    TIKUFUNA CHIGAMULO MWACHANGU, AMENE ANAMENYA REFEREE ANOONEKERATU PAMENE PAJA, NDIPO SULEMANI ANALI KONKO.ikanakhala , NOMA, BULLETS kapena SILVER lero lomwe chigamulo chikanapelekedwa dzuwa lisanalowe. zimandiwawatu ine.

  9. tchileka says:

    expect this with surestream.Timuyi imagula ma referee nyatwa ndiye simunati muona ma game enao

  10. laskelly says:

    Iiiiii!!! Napepe malawi kuzambiyaku taluza nkhano zake ndizomwezi basi

  11. Lupanga says:

    Ikanakhala SILVER bwezi chigamulo chitatuluka kale lero isanakwane 5pm

  12. chigongota says:

    mmaona ngati mudutsa moyera?opusa inu zitsiru

  13. chigongota says:

    Asilikali agalu wat they knw ndikufalitsa kachilombo ka hiv mzeru alibe anthu a 48 points mbuzi za anthu.ntchto kumenya anthu mmalo momalondela nkhalango mwamtendere mxiew mwandibowa mwamenya bro wanga inu mbuzi mwamva

  14. Henz says:

    Viva ma reds alayila osawasiya

  15. wampira says:

    ITS HIGH TIME BIG SUPER LEAGUE TEAMS SHOULD SIT DOWN AND DISCUSS OF FORMING
    UP A PARALLEL LEAGUE WITHOUT THESE ARMY TEAMS . THESE ARMY TEAMS ARE TAKING
    CIVILLIAN TEAMS AS PUPPETS LET THEM PLAY AGAINST THEMSELVES AND CIVILLIANS
    PLAY AGAINST THEMSELVES ALSO. LOOK AT WHAT KAMUZU BARRACKS DID LAST WEEK TO
    BULLETS BY CHASING THEM AWAY FROM TRAINING AT DEDZA GROUND.
    A LEAGUE WITHOUT ARMY TEAMS COULD BE BETTER AND ENJOYABLE , TEAMS SHOULD
    NOT ACCEPT APOLOGIES FROM ARMY WE ARE TIRED OF THEM , FAM AND SULOM SHOULD TAKE A HARD STAND ON THESE ARMY TEAMS IT SEEMS THEY ARE TREATED
    WITH KID GLOVES, WE ARE WATCHING AND MIND YOU ONE DAY WE SHALL NO FEAR GUNS AND BULLETS WE GONNA GO FOR THEM AND DEAL WITH THEM ACCORDINGLY

  16. Maxy Jaxy waxy says:

    Soldierz kusunga mwambo nkofunika

  17. sajiwa Banda says:

    ma team achisitikali azigwiritsa tchito apolice kuteteza mateam awo osati kugwiritsa ntchito gulu la nkhondo.its abuse to non soldiers team

  18. Mzimba Solola says:

    Point of correction, the Coach for Red Lions is Prichard Mwansa not Mwanza. Surestream should find the scoring tackticks don’t rely on penalties. Red Lions be mature what you did was unproffessional am looking forward to hear from SULOM.

  19. harrinya says:

    surestream kugura ma ref 2much dats why they even got promoted into superlig…warning to all refs who wil b bought by these lads..akuphesani…mafana achepa nayo superlig…tik tak yao azikamenya ku SRFL……hahahahhah,wel done ma reds…mukanamupha ref ameneyu..kuzolowera kwambiri makape amenewa

  20. Chris luka says:

    Apa panalibe choyambitsa zipolowe football mumayenera kt muluze, muwine kapena kuchita draw ngati momwe zinatheramu apa kunavuta ndikuvomeleza kd oyamba kupanga draw ndiinu pali BB Idacita draw Ndi KB bwanji izi zidaliko bwanji kudzimva kukula yeti?

  21. Matimu a ku Malawi nthawi zambiri zina tizingomezera malovu kapena kungomwera madzi zimene mwapanga a Red Lions sizabwino konse ayi kodi ma refu a kunja simuwaona dzana lomweli simunaine Man U akuipatsa penati yabodza sizokhazo nzambiri kodi munaona kutayambika ndewu kapena mukutengera a Big Bullets muja adamenya Williams awatu ali ndi wawo chenjerani

  22. Ref Has The Dcsion

  23. SOOTH SAYER! says:

    DATS ABUSE OF DEFENCE FORCE! MPAKA TATA AGAINST UNARMED CIVILIAN! WHR WAS POLICE?

  24. Munthu wa nzeru says:

    Asilikali opanda nxeru ndawaona xulo cox palibe chifukwa chomaombera anthu ndi mfuti nkhani xa mpira….mpaka kupha munthu chifukwa choti waledxera? Ine umboni wonse ndili nawo i saw every brutality dat u did thea…

  25. Karo gaii says:

    Malefu ena amawonjeza ndi pake,ine sindine wa red lions koma zinandiwawa.soldiers were perefect,how can we develop football if referee also does things contrary to the development of football.panopa bwenzi mwambene ndi top goal scorer mwina kumtenga ku national team

  26. Mlangali says:

    Ma referee analandira ndalama awa surestream singamenye red lions. Afa referee ameneyu akangoyerekeza sulom kupeleka ban ku red lions. Umphawi ku malawi kugulidwa zirizonse, kuba ndalama mmageti, kuba m’boma, kupha ma albino etc. Poor nation

  27. Julius H T Luhanga says:

    Vuto losavomereza kugonja, sinthawi zonse zimene mungatenge 3points

  28. osakwiya Phiri says:

    Tibwelekele red lions kuno Ku area 24 idzatimenyeleko akuba avutawa

  29. del horno says:

    its now time ma ref apanga boycott ma games onse involving ma teams achisilikali…jst to show them kt they ( refs) are also human beings that deserves respect as well…I understand the man with the whistle is the boss on the pitch…even kungogwira malaya a ref chimakhala chilango nde mpaka mafaiti eish…pamalawidi eya

  30. COLBY MAJON says:

    Ngati fam sulom mulidi ndiphamvu zakumpira tiona apa chigamulo chanu

  31. Mikes says:

    Mpira kumalawi sopano mm

  32. gonapamuhanya says:

    Army ya Malawi is full of cowards who shit in their pants at the sight of a Tanzanian soldier!

  33. simia says:

    Mwawachita bwino aganyu sangakuphwanyireni minibus

  34. Inkosi Zwelithini says:

    It’s high time Army Teams were banned due to their unsportsmanship behaviour koma paja SULOM/FAM treat army teams with kid gloves mumva the opposite. Kungomenya match official leads to life ban in FIFA rules

  35. Joseph says:

    So once again soldiers. no gun no stick, no force in football only red card. I hate u, u have never seen the war thats y mukulimbana ndi anthu wamba anzanu alibe mpata wosewera mpira, shame on u brutal so called soldiers.

  36. Ndaima kaye says:

    Bola pasakhale kukondera pogamulapo timva zaboza apa

  37. Kumunyepa says:

    Mpira kapena nkhondo

  38. Stanley says:

    Beating match official is life bane in other leagues shame on you soldiers

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