Karonga Queens player slapped with 25 year ban

Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) has imposed a 25 year ban on Karonga Queens Netball player Abigail Mwafulirwa from taking part on any netball related matters, the association General Secretary Carol Bapu has confirmed.

Bapu: We have banned Abigail Mwafulirwa for 25 years

Mwafulirwa was found guilty of leading the chaos that led to severely beating of an umpire during one of last year’s Presidential Initiative on Sports Netball Tournament matches.

NAM has reduced a one year ban imposed on Karonga Queens to six months.

“We have banned Abigail Mwafulirwa for 25 years and her team Karonga Queens for six months. We reduced the ban to the club taking into consideration that when called for hearing they were remorse” said Bapu.

However, K10,000 fine to officials Catherine Shama and Rexa Chiumia still stands after being found guilty of failing to control their players during the incident.

The development means that Karonga Queens will not take part on this year’s Presidential Netball Cup.

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mesimadzi
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mesimadzi

The punishment is unjustifiably excessive. A season’s ban would have been reasonable. NAM, please reconsider the punishment.

Ruth
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Ruth

discipline is not wrong but the kind of discipline you give matters a lot. we discipline people that at the end of that people who were discipline should learn something from that. and people who discipline other people should have a objective of what benefit you get after that discipline. As NAM what do you stand to achieve in killing someones career just because she did something bad. what do you gain to achieve in giving someone 25 years ban. is it indirect speech to Mwafulirwa that you do not need her in netball. if she is 20 years now… Read more »

Opportunist
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Opportunist

To me the punishment looks harsh.I don’t trust Carol management

Chilungamo
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Chilungamo

This Cgalo just barks, she’s destroying our netball in Malawi. Haven’t you noticed that the standards have gone down under this lady’s administration. And she seems to have a particular hatred against certain group of people

Netballer
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Netballer

What is the motherbody Sports Council doing to NAM? This Carol Bapu is always in the news for wrong doing.Please sports council can discipline your affiliates.Some staff at Sports council say there is a dubious connection Carol Bapu transact with Mereka & Jana of sports council that’s why she is bigheaded.25 year ban is a worst of talent.How many sports men & women have been involved in such kind of unsportsmanship but never been banned for life.Netball is the only sport that puts Malawi on the Map so Carol Bapus hould not kill it before she leaves office so that… Read more »

Karim Mbava ya Chimwenye.
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Uku ndiye kukhomelera. 25 yrs is as good as life ban.

Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
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Hlabezulu Ngonoonda

That is typical of Carol Bapu. If the player was from central region or southern, the punishment would have been lighter. But since it was a Mwafulirwa of some sort from another planet, then, it had to be 25 years. Really? It is not known what procedure was used to arrive at 25 years. Could it be that there are sentencing guide lines which NAM uses, and where can one access them? However, it is understood that Bapu does not like netball prayers from that area … remember how she exchanged verbal tirade with that Australia based netball player and… Read more »

Karim Mbava ya Chimwenye.
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Now you are out of topic. Being a Mwafulirwa has got nothing to do with this.

Bwanaloli
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Bwanaloli

It doesn’t make sense at all! It’s as if NAM representatives have all chicken heads. How and why would you burn a small girl for 25 years? Are you killing her future or reforming someone? Is the judgement beneficial? Would you pass a similar judgement to child? Any judgement must consider the “the objective, the circumstances under which the incident occurred and the intetion”.

kalulu wadwala
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kalulu wadwala

Nam should also be audited . All foreign trips transactions should be investigated. They should not pretend to be angels by harshly treating the karonga girl. Netball is a physical game. Tempers fly.
Audit there trips . How is money used

Daniel Nyang'wa
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Daniel Nyang'wa

Thats Satanism at its peak . A Bapu, thats tit 4 tat.

Political commentator
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too harsh

maranditi Mpasha
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maranditi Mpasha

Well, reprimands, penalties, fines, bans are welcome in as far as justice and discipline delivery is concerned in the sports world . For as long as it aims at reshaping and rehabilitating and reforming the so called “culprits”. However the ban for 25 years is as good as life imprisonment with HL which in retrospect does not help to render any reformatory service or rehabs on the individual, By the time she will be through with the ban she will be an octogenerian not even practicing netball. Please reconsider this verdict in my opinion to give the lady some chance… Read more »

Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
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Hlabezulu Ngonoonda

Well reasoned Mpasha but Bapu will not take that!!

Karim Mbava ya Chimwenye.
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That’s too harsh.