North League fines Ekwendeni for violence

Northern Region Football Association (NFRA) has fined Ekwendeni United K282 000 for the violence during a Simama Premier League  match  against Fish Eagles FC on September 9 at Ekwendeni CCAP Ground.

Nyasa Times reported that referee James Chisunkha and one of his assistants were heavily assaulted by Ekwendeni United fans in protest against a decision not to award a penalty.

The same fans went on to assault a  journalist, Mike Lyson Zgambo, confiscating and damaging his digital camera, Canon 16 Pixes and 16 GB flash disc in the process.

Accoridng to general secretary of NFRA, Masiya Nyasulu, the  disciplinary committee found Ekwendeni United guilty on three counts of assaulting the officiating personnel, bringing the game of football into disrepute and invading the pitch contrary to rules and regulation governing the league.

The  Northern Region Referees Committee  threateed that they will not officiate any game involving Ekwendeni United.

In the letter seen by Nyasa Times, signed by General Secretary Clement Kanduku, the committee further states that no referee will be assigned to take charge of any Simama League match at Ekwendeni. As such games involving Ekwendeni Hammers should rescheduled to other venues.

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