Mzuzu University Football Club (Mzuni FC), promoted this season into the TNM Super League of Malawi says it is bitter with the manner in which their match against Red Lions from Malawi oldest capital of Zomba was handled for the referee with questionable decision.
The soldiers from Cobbe Barracks in Zomba slotted their second but decisive winning goal in exactly about two minutes towards the end of the game.
Mzuni FC chairman Mtungambera Harawa told Nyasa Times in an interview Sunday night that the referee, from Chilumba Barracks, was “not supposed” to officiate the game.
Nyasa Times understands that the game did not start more than twenty five minutes after the scheduled time because of the disagreements.
“There is no way someone from Chilumba [Barracks] could be fair with us,” said Harawa. “You know our history. The referee was biased.”
He claimed that the referee did not “award Mzuni FC” two clear penalties but instead went on to give “a dubious one” to Red Lions.
The rivalry between Chilumba and Mzuni FC has been longstanding. Chilumba, Mzuni claims, tried to block the latter from ascending to Malawi’s top-flight league in what many regarded their “controversial” win as first in the Northern Region Simama Football League (NRSFL).
Their battle had gone as far as the courts until Football Association of Malawi had intervened.
Mzuni’s last Sunday’s loss is the third consecutive loss after Surestream and Mighty Wanderers.
It has registered a single win against Moyale Barracks, and a draw against the people’s team Big Bullets.