FA Malawi rejects Bullets appeal

The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has rejected Nyasa Big Bullets’ appeal following their ban not participate in next year’s Airtel Top 8 Cup, citing late submission of the appeal.

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Besides the ban, Bullets were fined K7.2 million  for a fracas caused by their fans in the 2018 Airtel Top 8 Cup finals in which they lost 1 nil to Blue Eagles, a goal that was scored by Stuart Mbunge in the dying minutes of the match at Bingu National Stadium.

Bullets fans invaded the pitch, threw bottles, stones and other missiles after Mbunge’s goal which was from a penalty awarded by referee Misheck Juba.

FAM’s General Secretary, Alfred Gift Gunda, said Bullets should agree that what happened was very wrong and because they submitted their appeal very late, they should just adhere to the earlier verdict because there is nothing that can be changed as of now.

Bullets Chief Executive Officer, Fleetwood Haiya, acknowledged receipt of a communiqué from FAM rejecting their appeal but said as a club they are still banging heads on the next course of action.

Meanwhile, Airtel Malawi has said it will maintain sponsorship of the cup. Eagles got K15 million  as champions after playing only four games, all of them in Lilongwe.

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nkhulande
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nkhulande

poor decision makers. you fine and met out a ban? This is killing investor enthusiasm in football and not even in the interest of the Top8 sponsor. Think twice !

Kalulu Wadwala
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Team in wrong hands.
We will regret.
sad

Mkaika
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Mkaika

Just organise an international friendly match with a Mozambican premier league outfit from Tete or Nampula at Kamuzu stadium we the fans will pay the fine for the club

james
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james

This is a Good idea I support it we will pay through gate collection

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