Malawi violence featured on ‘Africa Soccer show’

The violence that marred a TNM Super League game between Mighty Wanderers and Red Lions last weekend has attracted international attention and was featured on a popular soccer television program in Africa called “African Soccer show” on SuperSport on Thursday.

Panellists which included Mamadou Gaye and Thomas Kwenaite and led by host Thomas Mlambo condemn Wanderers supporters for causing violence in and around the stadium.

The football analysts said supporters should be responsible and refrain from acts of violence because this dents the image of the game in Africa.

“This is very unfortunate, we know that football is an emotional game but supporters should learn to respect the referee’s decision is final and should handle themselves professionally,” Kwenaite said.

Nomads supporters condemened

The panellists also applauded football authorities in the country for punishing the Nomads saying this should set as an example to other teams that violence will not be condoned in African football.

“We hear they have been fined and ordered to play their remaining 18 home games away and we hope that the supporters will learn a lesson and will know the consequences of their actions next time,” they said.

The Nomads were fined K500, 000, ordered to make a public apology which they have done and will play their game against Zomba United in an empty stadium on Saturday as part of their punishment for the violence.

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