Football Association of Malawi (Fam) organizing committee has slapped Mighty Be Forward Wanderers and lower league side Prison United with K300,000 and K150,000 fines respectively following acts of violence witnessed during a quarerfinal fixture played at Balaka Stadium last weekend.
At a meeting held on Monday 15th August 2016, the committee found both sides guilty of displaying unsporting behaviour which is contrary to the Carlsberg Cup Rules and Regulations.
A verdict released by FAM signed by its General Secretary Suzgo Nyirenda reveal that the fracas started when Prison United supporters sitting behind Wanderers Technical area bench started to provoke Nomads officials.
This prompted Wanderers officials led by their Security Officer Trouble Kumsowa to jump a fence to the stands and started exchanging blows with the suppoters.
The intervention of Wanderers General Secretary Mike Butao and Vice Treasurer Chulu Mkangama also reportedly sparked the situation.
The committee has therefore strongly condemned the behaviour Prison United Supporters showcased and also faulted Wanderers officials who retaliated by jumping to the stands instead of seeking help from match coordinators who later calmed the situation but it was after a damage of denting the game of football had alredy been done.
Prison United have since been fined K150,000 as per article 24.21 for failing to take necessary precautions to prevent their supporters from unsporting behaviour contrary to Article 24.1 of the Carlsberg Cup Rules and Regulations.
Wanderers will cough K300,000 for letting its officials leave their designated technical area to the stands where with assistance from their supporters engaged in a battle with Prison United supporters.
Meanwhile, Wanderers have been advised and warned never to take the law into their own hands but rather follow right procedures.
This comes less tha 48 hours after Fam organizing Committee fined Mafco FC K1,250,000 and Bullets K150,000 following another fracas at the eve of a Carlsberg Cup quarterfinal fixture involving the two sides.