Mafco officially complaint to Sulom over Bullets dubious penalty, biased referee

Salima based military side Mafco FC has officially lodged a complaint to Super League of Malawi (Sulom) following some controversial refereeing decisions in their Super League game against title contenders Nyasa Big Bullets last Sunday at the Chitowe Stadium in Dwangwa-Nkhotakota.

Mafco FC posing for Nyasa Times : Protest

In a statement dated 4th December, 2017, signed by Club General Secretary Jimmy Chisenga and seen by Nyasa Times, Mafco has asked Sulom to nullify the results an automatic indication that it be replayed.

A win for Mafco could have significantly aided them into the top four as they could have overtaken Civil Sporting Club with a single point.

Civil Sporting are on position three and have 45 points.

In the letter, Mafco claim that during their game against Bullets, they were denied two clear penalties when they had their striker Martin Masoatheka brought down in the penalty box and thereafter a deliberate handball by a Bullets player in the box but the the referee Esther Zimba on both occassion just waved play on.

Apparently, the refere went on to award Bullets a penalty few minutes later when a Mafco defender neatly cleared the ball but Bullets striker ‘dived’ in the box.

The letter also claimed that the referees assigned to handle the match never attended the technical meeting before the game a development that raises suspicion on Mafco side.

“As Mafco we are not satisfied with the result and ask your good office if the results be nullified and investigate the matter” reads the letter addressed to Sulom General Secretary and Copied to its Legal Service Committee and National Referees Association of Malawi.

Bullets won the match 2-1.

Their winning goal was scored through the controversial penalty by veteran midfielder Fischer Kondowe.

Bullets are the hottest title contenders as they seat second on the log standings with 61 points just one behind leaders Mighty Be Forward  Wanderers.

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Msilikali
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The problem is that technical panel of is comprised of Bullets die hard as such this case will be dismissed as lacking substance. But this is bad why is it that it is Bullets who wins penalties all the time. Mafco had two clear cut penalty appeals but they were all turned down and yet when they got theirs it was instant REALLY???

MR P.
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this game has to be nullified and investigate Bullets for match fixing.

zinb55
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This game has to be replayed. Big games like these need experienced referees please.

MBWFC
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koma reff ameneyu eeeeeeeeeeeeeeee,,,bullets ngati sinapeze penalty basi

dinky
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ZOONA ZAKE REF ANAKWERA BULLETS NGATI A SULOM MULI NDI CHILUNGAMO GAME YI ISWEREDWENSO KOMA GAME YAIKULU NGATI IMENEYI KUMAPATSA MZIMAYI KUTI AYIMBILE ZAUCHIKAPE ZIMENEZI

Bwenkha Unandi
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You are very foolish, this has nothing to do with women. Avoid unwarranted generalizations. On the flip side why is that in Malawi it’s as if our football rules don’t recognize penalty kicks or it’s just our mediocre thinking?

Marx
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….fact is, it gets suspicious when dubious penalties are consistently awarded to the same team through and through

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