Analyst questions FA Malawi’s pitch invasion verdict on Bullets

A renowned football analyst has questioned the charge of pitch invasion that Football Association of Malawi (FAM) Disciplinary Committee meted on Nyasa Big Bullets following the fracas that ensued in the Airtel Top 8 Cup final game between Bullets and Blue Eagles a few weeks ago.

Nyirenda: FAM should come out clear on the charge of pitch invasion

Giving his views on the development, Charles Nyirenda said FAM should come out clear on the charge of pitch invasion because it was not only Bullets supporters who invaded the pitch but also those for Blue Eagles and other spectators and fans.

“The question is how the supporters were allowed to invade the pitch. As per football procedures, 10 minutes before the end of the game, security officials like police officers and stewards need to go round the stadium to inspect the stadium.

“The security officials also failed their job by not controlling the people from invading the stadium. It is questionable whether the charge was supposed to go to Bullets or to the security officials,” Nyirenda argued.

However, he also partly blames Bullets supporters for not being responsible and failing to control their angry supporters from throwing bottles and stones in the stadium and manhandling the referee on the game.

In a letter dated July 27, 2018 signed by FAM’s General Secretary Alfred Gunda, FAM charged Bullets with six charges for misconduct namely: pitch invasion, beating or bullying of match officials, criticizing match officials in public, inciting violence, bringing the game into disrepute and causing a brawl.

“We the disciplinary committee, therefore, pronounce the sanctions and penalties of the charges to Bullets as follows: a fine of K500, 000.00 for pitch invasion, a fine of K500, 000.00 for bringing the game into disrepute.

“The committee further orders Bullets to pay a sum of K325,606.25 for damages caused to Bingu National Stadium and banned from playing at the stadium until the said repair are effected,” reads the statement in part.

Meanwhile, Bullets Chief Executive Officer, Fleetwood Haiya has refused to comment on the issue, saying they appealed to the legal counsel on FAM’s verdict.

He said: “we have appealed on the verdict by FAM so we are still waiting for the way forward and as of now, I cannot comment much on the issue because it is like the issue is in court so that is why we have just kept quiet.”

Bullets have been slapped a total of K7.2 million for the misconduct which  their supporters displayed in the Airtel Top 8 Cup finals defeat to Blue Eagles on July 1, 2018 at Bingu National Stadium. They have also been banned from the next edition of Airtel Top 8 tournament should they qualify

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3 years ago

Zomati mtumbukazo NDE zoletsedwazo nzeru mulibe mai inu

Fam shud come out and respond to nyirendas question
Kunasowa ndalama 5milion mpaka pano chilungamo chake sitinachimve koma akalimbane ndi bullets kut chain
FAM ,DPP chilungamo chimawasowa

3 years ago

Charles Nyirenda get away with your nonsense. Who does not know that you are a Bullets sympathizer and supporter?

Blue Cadet
Blue Cadet
3 years ago
Reply to  Hawk

Koma is he lying? There was time when Bullets were playing against Mafco at Civo Stadium, Bullets won the game and when the supporters invaded the pitch to celebrate Bullets were charged..

Similar incident happened when Nomads won against Bullets, it’s supporters invaded the pitch to celebrate, nothing happened. The same thing happened at BNS that day, while the Bullets Supporters invaded the pitch to protest, the Eagles supporters invaded the pitch to celebrate… ironically the Charges have only been placed on Bullets.

Hope you follow football, I lay my case.

malawi ngoni
3 years ago
Reply to  Blue Cadet


Kalulu Wadwala
Kalulu Wadwala
3 years ago

Where is the Marco polo bus? Mr CEO you cheated us?

Kalulu Wadwala
Kalulu Wadwala
3 years ago

CEO ? Can we have time to know the calibre of people in trusted positions?
We may regret as bullets family.
Where is the most talked bus??
Pictures circulating around are a big dissapointment.
Beware of crooks

3 years ago

Bravo analyst!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

joyce banda
joyce banda
3 years ago

Koma mtumbuka uyu amazimva bwanji. He thinks he knows everything. Monga sapota wa bullets sunavomelezebe kuti game munaluza. Ng’oooooooooo!

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