Barely a few weeks after Super League of Malawi (Sulom) slapped Big Bullets with a K1.2 million fine following violence perpetrated by the team’s followers at a Super League match involving Epac FC and the ‘People’s team in Lilongwe, the club’s Central Region Supporters Committee chairman Rex Kang’azi Mitochi has provided reflectors and gowns to some of the team’s Lilongwe based fans.
The materials, according to Kang’azi are meant to assist in controlling and identifying Bullets fans during the team’s games.
“As chairman for the Central Region Supporters Committee, I was deeply touched and also embarrassed to see our team coughing over K1 million in fines because of the behaviour by some individuals from this region.
“From now on, we will be having our own bouncers to control Bullets fans during every game played in central region. The bouncers will be putting on the reflectors and work hand-in-hand with the match stewards and the police,” said Kang’azi after making the donation.
Kang’azi urged all Bullets fans to desist from engaging in violent acts even in the most hostile situations and be watchful on saboteurs.
“We are currently in the chase for trophies as well as the league title and if we engage in acts of disorder, we may undermine our chances of landing silverware. This is also the time to watch out for saboteurs,” advised Kang’azi.
The materials, which the chairman bought with his own money include 40 reflectors and 30 supporters’ gowns.
Speaking on behalf of the recipients, one of the supporters John Saidi, popularly known as Kadondo hailed Kang’azi for the donation
“This is what we expect from our leaders. We did not ask for these materials from the chairman but he just saw the need for the team to control its own fans and for us (supporters) to be easily identified during games,” said Saidi.
Bullets are currently in the chase for the TNM Super League title and lead the log table with 27 points from 12 games. They are also in the semi-finals for the Carlsberg Cup, where they will be meeting their bitter rivals Mighty Wanderers later this month.