Another player banned : Malawi TNM Super League

Kamuzu Barracks midfielder Ben Hojani has been given a four-match ban after being found guilty of unsporting behaviour by the Super League of Malawi (Sulom).

KB coach Kenwood Nkhoma  to lose player

KB coach Kenwood Nkhoma to lose player

Hojani displayed his unsporting behaviour during a game involving Kamuzu Barracks (KB) and their fellow brothers in arms Mafco at Dedza stadium on October 12.

It was leant that after the match KB players lead by Hojani and their Team Manager James Matewere manhandled the referee Duncan Lengani contrary to Article 21 (6) of the SULOM Rules and Regulations as read with FIFA Disciplinary code article 49.

Hojani, who also made headlines after roughing up and injuring a ball-boy at Kamuzu stadium last season, was consequently charged with unsporting behaviour in line with Article 49 1 Subsection (a) of the FIFA Disciplinary Code.

While the charge against KB team manager has been dropped.

“Charges against KB team manager Matewere were dropped as the referee disclosed that he erred in reporting that Matewere threw a bottle at him when in reality he didn’t.

“He saw the team manager carrying a bottle of water in his hands and he thought he wanted to throw it at the officiating panel,” said Sulom General Secretary Williams Banda.

Sulom has also faulted referee Duncan Lengani, noting he failed to control the situation as he didn’t caution Hojani with a red card when the player charged at him.

The body has recommended to the National Referees Committee (NRC) to advise its members to be applying the laws of the game in full so that such situations should be “easily dealt with on the ground and not in the boardroom”.

There is no sufficient evidence to demonstrate that the referee’s stop watch and whistle were lost during the incident. Therefore it is inappropriate to ask KB to reimburse the same.

Last week, Sulom also slapped Airborne Rangers midfielder Kondwani Gawani with a four match ban for violent and unsporting conduct.

Gawani displayed his “violent conduct” during a TNM super league match involving the host Blantyre United and Rangers on September 28 at Kamuzu stadium. The visitors won 2-1.

During the match Charles Banda, Assistant coach for the visitors was expelled from the technical area due to unsporting conduct and also Gawani was given marching orders having been shown a red card for unsporting behaviour but instead of accepting referee’s decision the player grabbed the card and tore it.

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Zachisoni Phiri

Let this poor man stay away from football

Munthu wa Mulungu

Ameneyu akalimbane ndi madolo a M23 ku DRC, tione ngati sakabwera ali m’bokosi. kukula mtima basi ngati chule.

Harmito Namala

Chikuni cha usi koma kufumula, ameneyu mpira si wake, apite ku peace keeping mission. Lady to go to mozambique

Tapiwa Makorokoto
And what sufficient evidence does Williams Banda want to demonstrate that the ref lost his stop watch and whistle.Since when have you stopped trusting a referee’s reportThese standards are now only in Malawi where the burden of proof beyond reasonable doubt is being put to the referee.Referees watch out for this Williams Banda is giving players and club officials the mandate to misbehave for you will have to prove the misbehavior beyond your normal report.I am afraid the Secretay General is encouraging hooliganism by insisting a ref has to prove beyond reasonable doubt when they lose any of their instruments.
Tapiwa Makorokoto
That’s why football will never improve in the country.Officials and players think they are above the sport.Players keep repeating the offences for they know they will either get little or no punishment at all. Come on Sulom, Williams Banda in particular,cant you see that the referee has been intimidated to withdraw his earlier claim on the official.Elsewhere a mere comment by club officials[managers etc] against officiating personnel [referees] attracts heavy fines and punishment ask Mourinho or Ferguson.And why do you fear these Army teams.The public wants to know what happened to those looters in the army team that vandalized a… Read more »

Malawian footballers are a pathetic lot, amazimva koma alibe chilichonse. No wonder they only hear that footballers elsewhere are celebrities and monied lot.

senzo zondo

why is kb still keeping this savage??? last time he unashamedly manhandled a poor ball boy and this time around its the referee. am sure ndiyemweyunso uja ankaba mikunda ya kachaso pa superrette inayake ku chichiri. some babarians think that when they are soldiers then they are above the law. i strongly urge the kb offficials to discipline this idiot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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