Chiukepo faces lengthy ban after beating referee

Striker Chiukepo Msowoya risks getting a lengthy ban following his physical attack  on Mzuzu based referee Misheck Juwa  during the violence that occurred on Sunday at Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe during the Airtel Top 8 final between Nyasa Big Bullets and Blue Eagles.

Msowoya pounced on the referee before other players and supporters joined the fray. As police and game Stewarts fought against the aggressive Bullets’ followers, a rain of missiles poured onto the pitch from the stands occupied by Bullets fans.

Chiukepo Msowoya pounced on the referee before other players and supporters joined the fray

The ulgy scene of violence reare dits ugly head again when  Stuart Mbunge netted the winner for the Malawi Police Service (MPS)-sponsored side from a spot-kick awarded after Bullets’ Yamikani Fodya fouled Gilbert Chirwa in the box. The decision infuriated some Bullets fans and players who were seen physically assaulted referee Juwa while others threw objects on the pitch.

In a video, which is circulating on social media,  it is an objective evidence where Msowoya is seen violently raging at the the refree who was rescued by the police
Football Association of Malawi Competitions Committee Chairperson, Jabbar Alide  said they cannot  tolerate uncouth behaviour in a game of football   and said what  he witnessed  on Sunday was  uncalled
for.

“We are going to take stern measures to anybody   involved as well as the officials that I saw inciting. We’re waiting for the referee and match commissioner’s reports so that we act accordingly and deal with these bad elements of the game which tarnish the image of football.”

He said the issue will have to go through the disciplinary committee.

There is already a precedence  when Moyale Barracks goalkeeper Mc Donald Harawa was banned for  six months by the Super League of Malawi for punching referee Sam Mangasanja and his assistant Kelvin Ngolanga.

Three Red Lions players namely  Loti Chawinga, Dickson Mbetewa Jnr were also banned for a year by Sulom for manhandling referee Boniface Chapinga during their League game against then Sure Stream FC.

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LEGO
3 years ago

To Bullets Players and Supporters,football is not being played on paper but it is played on the pitch

Nyunya
3 years ago

kkkkkkkkk Achiukepo mupite ku Boxing mpila sitimapsa mtima zimadana ndi Bp izi

B.I.G
B.I.G
3 years ago

Is there anybody who can critically analyze the video clip with an open mind from 10-43 seconds please?? What I’m seeing in this section of the video clip, especially from 10-16 seconds, is actually Chiukepo Msowoya coming to rescue the Referee from the incoming group of other bullets players and fans before hell broke loose. From 10-12 seconds: First is Chimango Kayira, who is the first in stopping fellow bullets players from manhandling the Referee. From 12-30 seconds: Chiukepo grabs the Referee to further shield him from the angry players and fans. On the 13th second, Police and Stewards arrive… Read more »

Suzgo Nyirongo
Suzgo Nyirongo
3 years ago
Reply to  B.I.G

Great analysis and your observations are right. I agree with this 100000%

cymru
cymru
3 years ago
Reply to  B.I.G

B.I.G, thanks for the narration of what you observe from the video clip. Some of us did not see it happening nor have we seen the clip. However, the interpretation of what was going on, solely depends on the person watching the video clip. Players, I believe have their code of conduct in football. You might have intention of being a good Samaritan as a player but due to certain rules in football it might bring trouble when it comes to getting closer to the referee.

LEGO
3 years ago
Reply to  B.I.G

Why was he holding up the referee?What action did he take when the mention people were beating the referee?

Chigoga
Chigoga
3 years ago
Reply to  B.I.G

Your analysis is wrong. Your interpretation is based on the video clip. So you are free to interpret as you lile. Those os us who were at Bingu Nattional Stadium and watched the the game saw Msowoya punching the referee. It is true technology is good but you can also abuse it by telling people lies about the photo or video clip. You can also photoshop it by bringing in other people. So your conclusion is wrong. You are a liar and a fool. Those of us who were at BNS saw what happened. If you a BB fan, sorry… Read more »

B.I.G
B.I.G
3 years ago
Reply to  Chigoga

Thanks for your contrary observation, Sir. I guess you heard what the Referee said in his report that Chiukepo Msowoya DID NOT punch him as you said. You may have been present at BNS but missed or wrongly made conclusions in as far as the incident is concerned. Don’t worry though as it happens to everyone.

martin gondah
martin gondah
3 years ago

apa ndiye tionetsetsa chigamulo basi walakwitsa ameneyu ndiiithu.

Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
3 years ago
Reply to  martin gondah

Video technology has emerged as a powerful medium through which first hand information about an event can be gathered and in a given situation may prove to be a crucial piece of evidence. At the same time, it could be susceptible to tampering and alterations by transposition which may be difficult to detect. Such evidence may be received with caution. Thus they can be manipulated in order to skew the reality. However, for it to be of value, it must either support or undermine the truth of any point at issue in the proceedings. The questions are: how was the… Read more »

Kondwani Jay
Kondwani Jay
3 years ago

@ Ngonoonda
So who and what are you and what are you saying?.

Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
3 years ago
Reply to  Kondwani Jay

Let investigations begin and law take its course. Simple.

golo wa golo
golo wa golo
3 years ago

Join the discussion.I agree with you 100 percent..From the evidence of this clip Chiukepo did not beat the referee in fact he was protecting the referee and I am certain the referee will attest to this in his match report.

Chikoka
Chikoka
3 years ago
Reply to  golo wa golo

You are just showing your foolishness about technology and how challenged you are in thinking. The referee will write a report about what happened. Moreover, people saw what happened. Uchindele pera. So what defence do you have?

Chikoka
Chikoka
3 years ago
Reply to  golo wa golo

Newspapers, radio stations reported about the incident. So what are you disputing

MOPAO
MOPAO
3 years ago

WAITING TO HEAR THE PUNISHMENT WITH AN EAGLES EAR

China
China
3 years ago

A tumbuka ndi ma savage paja

Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
3 years ago
Reply to  China

The fault of one individual cannot be apportioned to everybody in a specific society or a specific ethnic grouping. Let us not bring in one’s ethnicity is such matters. No one is fallible.

gloria
gloria
3 years ago
Reply to  China

who said the tumbukas are the savages

LEGO
3 years ago
Reply to  China

Thanks with your comment but may God forgive you

Chigoga
Chigoga
3 years ago
Reply to  China

Foolish iwe, this has nothing to do with aTumbuka

Hatton
Hatton
3 years ago

……..what if the referee………….

Hatton
Hatton
3 years ago

The comments are prejudicing the outcome of the disciplinary process. What is the referee was in the wrong, should Chiukepo be punished? The offence could be the awarding of the wrong penalty or the beating of the referee. Avoid delivering judgement before hearing!!!!!

Myoho
Myoho
3 years ago

Anachita bwino kumumenya

Wa ma ule
Wa ma ule
3 years ago

Tikudikira machete as kachilangoko.
Alongside basi

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