Bullets, Wanderers in a joint decision on security ahead of Blantyre derby: Shun police and stewards 

Nyasa Big Bullets and Mighty Be Forward Wanderers have made a joint decision ahead of the Blantyre derby scheduled for Saturday not to use Malawi Police Service and stewards during the game at Kamuzu Stadium.

George Chamangwana returned his hot seat .-Photo Jeromy Kadewere.
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In a  joint letter dated 4th October 2016  addressed to Super League of Malawi and a copy to Football Association of Malawi, the two giants have advised Sulom to immediately source alternative security for the match.

They have emphasized that the stewards will be provided by supporters from both clubs.

The two Blantyre based teams have outlined a number of reasons for this development.

For instance, they said  they have never been able or allowed to verify the numbers despite paying for the security.

“We do not understand the area of responsibility of these two organs  because any lapse in security is paid for by the clubs through fines despite the clubs paying huge sums of money to these two entities,” reads the second reason.

The letter signed by  chairmen from both clubs George Chamangwana and Noel Lipipa states that the  two security  bodies ( Police and Stewarts)  do not perform at all.

“Clubs are at times fined  for the activities of one supporter because neither the police nor stewards are able to apprehend just a solitary individual.  And yet stewards are able to present pictures of a “culprit” at a hearing when instead of taking pictures of the culprit they just needed to apprehend him,” it reads.

Another reasons for shunning the two security organs they said  for so many times both during preparatory and post-match meetings they  have heard testimonies from stakeholders  of security personnel being in the forefront aiding and abetting  “free” entry into the stadium to their  financial advantage at the expense of clubs.

“We  mandate SULOM to source an alternative for the police security and to make sure they sign a liability clause  with the new security organization in case there is a breakdown in security on their watch,” reads the letter.

Instead, both clubs have told  Sulom that they  will provide 40 stewards each which they  can deploy and monitor themselves .

“ We will be responsible for any poor performance by these club stewards. If we have to pay fines we would rather do  so while using our own people,” concludes the letter.

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7 years ago

Bullets and Wanderers you should also assure Police that if violence erupts you should be able to silence it osathamangila ku Police

7 years ago

a polisidi amachulutsa umbava ndaonapo ndi maso angawa akulandiradi ndalama zochepa kwaanthu nkumaika mmatumba mwawo ndiye asamakhale magate ai kunjaku li ma security company ambiri why malawi polisi anthu okuba ponse ponse panseu abe ku polisiko bail ndiyaulere koma iwo amalipilitsa. Komanso chifukwa chiyani sawauza matimu apolisi omwe amakhala ku stadium ngati ali achilungamo, koma nkuziwa kwanga kumachuluka ma ghost policemen kungofuna kudyera masuku pamutu matimu

Chagoma Joseph
Chagoma Joseph
7 years ago

Uyu ndiye timati fodya weniweni. How can they decide to shun the police? Do those people they want to use have mandate as wide as that of the police? Who can recognise or obey them? Have they considered the multitude that patronises such games? Don’t be interested in the monetary part of the arrangement but you should also consider the safety of the people.

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