Mighty Wanderers banned from using Kamuzu Stadium

Authorities at  Kamuzu Stadium have banned  Mighty Wanderers from using their facility following violence acts that took place last weekend’s TNM Super League game between Wanderers and Blue Eagles

During the match, some Nomads fans invaded and threw missiles on the pitch in protest against Fransisco Scova’s red-carding of their goalkeeper Richard Chipuwa.

The match was stopped for over 15 minutes as security personnel tried to restore order.

After the game, the match officials left the stadium under heavy security escort, but still some fans –angry with the 1-2 defeat – stoned the Police armoured vehicle which carried them.

Getting set for penalties after 90 minutes.....Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Nomads banned from using Kamuzu Stadium

Police reports confirmed that over 24 cars were smashed.

“Five water taps were removed, a window in the visiting team’s dressing room was broken and some concrete slabs which they used as missiles towards match officials, were damaged,” said stadium manager Charles Mhango.

“Unless they pay for the damages, we will not allow them to play at the stadium.”

Super League of Malawi (Sulom) General Secretary Williams Banda has confirmed that Nomads have been banned from using Kamuzu Stadium.

“That is correct, the stadium officials have informed us that they will not allow Mighty Wanderers to use the facility” confirmed Banda.

“They are demanding that the club maintain or replace the things they were damaged that include the missing water taps, a visiting team dressing room window that was broken and slabs,” said Banda.

Commenting on what action his association will take against the Nomads, Banda said  Sulom has said as at noon yesterday they were yet to get reports from various stakeholders such as police, stewards, stadium owners, the two clubs, referees, match assessors and Sulom representative for necessary action on the matter.

“Once that is done, we will come up with a final decision,” he said, warning “a stern action will be taken.”

Following the development, Sulom has shifted Mighty Wanderers this weekend’s fixture against Kamuzu Barracks from Kamuzu stadium to Nchalo.

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