Malawi’s soccer analyst Charles Nyirenda has warned Mighty Wanderers and Silver Strikers that if their five and eight months ban in football stands the clubs will be fighting for relegation zone.
The Nomads and Bankers were handed bans and fines by Super League of Malawi following violences that erupted during their TNM Super League encounter final game in Balaka on December 28.
Speaking on Zodiak radio’s TNM Soccer Show programme on Monday, the former FAM chief executive officer questioned the lengthy bans. He said the teams especially Silver Strikers will be facing relegation battle.
Nyirenda said the problem with Malawi soccer is that most of the supporters are not registered and that those who throw missiles during matches are hooligans who deserve to be arrested.
He gave an example of a Super League game which involved Evirom FC and Red Lions at Kamuzu Stadium where supporters pelted stones onto the field of play.
” Do you mean Evirom has supporters? …. those were hooligans who were supposed to be arrested,” hinted Nyirenda.
He also emphasized that it is high time those carrying out violent acts should face the law rather than punishing innocent clubs and players.
Meanwhile, Silver Strikers general secretary Mike Tembo said they will pay the K225,000 appeal fee on Tuesday .
Sulom has urged Mighty Wanderers and Silver Strikers to pay the K225 000 (about $562) appeal fee each to enable its Appeals Committee to convene.
The Sulom general secretary Williams Banda said the appeal fee is crucial in the process as it will meet the costs of gathering people to hear the appeal.
But Nomads spokesperson, David Kanyenda, who is also their legal adviser and general secretary, said would not pay the fee because it had no basis and lacked foundation in the rules. He described it as arbitrary and manifestly excessive.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :