Blue Eagles custodian Duncan Mkandawire has been handed a two-game suspension by Super League of Malawi and fined K50 000 (about $147) for beating Silver Strikers player Rodrick Gonani on Sunday at the end of a Super League match between the two teams which Silver won 1-0, through Gonani’s goal.
Sulom general secretary Williams Banda told Nyasa Times that the punishment is automatic, without hearing as the goalie contravened to code of conduct article 28 on disorderliness during matches.
“In line with Fifa Article 48, Duncan Mkandawire is suspended for two official matches and a fine of K50 000 (about $147) payable before Blue Eagles’ next game. Failure to pay the fine shall lead to forfeiture of points,” Banda said.
The article stipulates that any player who assaults another person other than the referee during a match is guilty of misconduct and faces a two-game suspension and a fine.
Sulom boss called on all teams to “observe fair play.”
Silver chairperson Dr McDonald Mafuta Mwale said his club is “satisfied with the action taken by Sulom.”
That means, the Aea 30 cops will miss the services of Mkandawire in their two assignments against Kabwafu on January 5 at Mzuzu Stadium and Moyale Barracks the following day on the same venue.
Currently, Blue Eagles are basking on seventh position with 33 points from 20 games.