The cancellation of the Carsberg Cup quarter final match involving Mafco FC and Nyasa Big Bullets has taken a new twist as the Salima based military side has launched match fixing allegations over the Football Association of Malawi (FAM).
Fam announced the postponment of the match scheduled for Saturday 13th August 2016 at the Chitowe ground following the fracas that happened on Friday 12th August where it is alleged that Mafco players assaulted and injured three Bullets players over ground issues.
Fam Competitions Manager Gomezgani Zakazaka confirmed the postponement through interviews with various media outlets accompaned by a press statement from Fam Competittions Sub-Committee.
But in a twist of events, Mafco Team Manager Lieutenant David Gulaimfa suspects something fishy is going on.
While refusing to comment on the allegations that his players beat up Bullets players while stopping them from using the Chitowe stadium for practice before their scheduled Saturday match, Gulaimfa said Fam has always been behind Bullets.
He said Fam all along never wanted their Carsberg quarterfinal match be played at Chitowe which happens to be Mafco’s home ground.
“After we beat Moyale in the round of 16, Fam Competitions Manager has been calling me pleading with us to allow them stage our game against Bullets at Civo saying that is where the game can make more money but I refused so all this is just a scape goat,” said Gulaimfa.
He also claimed not to have received a formal communication from Fam regarding the postponment of the game.
“We havent been formally informed that the game has been postponed ,” said Gulaimfa.
Meanwhile, Fam had launched investigations into the matter according to a statement from the Competitions Sub Committee signed by its Chairperson Jabba Alide.