FAM warns against violence in Carlsberg Cup

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has called upon soccer fanatics in the country particularly supporters of two top giant clubs Big Bullets and Mighty Wanderers to be violent free ahead of a Carlsberg Cup  explosive semi final match scheduled to take place this coming Saturday at the Civo Stadium in Lilongwe.

This will be the first time for the two sides will  meet since 2003 when they had their match abandoned following violence that erupted with a controversy goal scored by Muzipasi Mwangonde’s that could have earned the Nomads championship.

Fam Competitions Manager Gomezgan Zakazaka urged the soccer fans to invade Civo Stadium in large numbers but all in all behave in a dignified manner.

Sponsors, Fam and teams pose for a group photo.....Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Sponsors, Fam and teams pose for a group photo…..Photo Jeromy Kadewere

“We urge fans to come in large numbers and support their teams but above all behave at the matches so that everything should end peacefully. Whoever lose should lose with dignity and who ever win should also do so with dignity so that at the end of the day football is the winner,” Zakazaka told Nyasa Times on Thursday.

During the Mighty Wanderers and Big Bullets match at Civo Stadium, supporter need to dig deeper into their pockets as tickets in the open Stand will be sold at K1000 per person, Covered Stands K3500 while VIP tickets will be sold at K5000.

The Carlsberg Cup Semi final battle continues on Sunday as Zomba United come face to face with defending champions Kamuzu Barracks at the country’s soccer Mecca Kamuzu Stadium on Sunday 27th July 2014.

At the Kamuzu Stadium, tickets in the open stands will be sold at K500.00, MBC stands, K1000 while covered stand tickets goes at K2000.00.

According to Zakazaka, it will be an exciting weekend having the Nomads facing Big Bullets.

“It will be interesting to have the two giants meet in the semi finals. Bullets last won it in 2002 while Wanderers last won it in 2000, so they are all eager to be in the final” said Zakazaka.

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