As the clock ticks closer to the clash of big guns- Silver Strikers and Big Bullets, the bankers have engaged in another tug-of-war against Super League of Malawi (Sulom) over the eligibility of red-hot forward Green Harawa to participate in the mouth watering clash at Silver Stadium.
Harawa was handed a three-match ban by Sulom for featuring in a league fixture while serving two yellow-cards and consequently missed the bankers’ games against Azam Tigers, Civo United and Blue Eagles.
He was also left out in a game against Blantyre United, which was played before the Sulom verdict.
Following the ban completion, Silver are now planning to unleash the striker on high riding Big Bullets but the Super League governing body says no.
“They cannot feature the player because they appealed against the verdict. When you appeal against a verdict, you expect anything and as such the player cannot be featured in any game unless Silver withdraw the appeal,” said Sulom’s general secretary Williams Banda.
But Silver Strikers general secretary Mike Tembo wondered which rules the league’s governing body is applying considering the player served the three match match.
“He has exceedingly served his three match ban and if he is fit, we are going to feature him tomorrow. I wonder what rules Sulom is applying to punish an innocent player,” said Tembo.
Harawa was banned for three matches for featuring against Kamuzu Barracks while serving two yellow cards. His club was also deducted three points and fined K300,000.
But the bankers contend that they were not heard when Sulom meted out the punishment and appealed against the ruling.