Sulom insists Blantyre derby on despite Bullets virus cases

The request by TNM Super League champions Nyasa Big Bullets to postpone their fixture against old-age rivals Mighty Wanderers  this Saturday in the famed Blantyre derby has been rejected  by Super League of Malawi (Sulom).

Sulom insists Bullets and  Wanderers should play this weekend as Covid-19 hits the People’s Team

Bullets made the request as their team is plagued with Covid-19 cases with nine players in isolation after testing positive.

The team’s Covid-19 desk officer Yamikani Magombo, who has also tested positive, said with contact and tracing, more players could be affected.

The People’s Team chief administration officer Albert Chigoga said they are not comfortable to fulfil their fixture on January 2.

“We are short of players and most affected are our key players,” he said.

Chigoga said it could be hard to raise a team as apart from Covid-19 some players are nursing injuries.

Bullets have a plausible request for cancellation of their next fixture but Sulom president Tiya Somba-Banda insists the match should go ahead.

Meanwhile, Bullets have suspended training due to the Covid-19 increasing cases.

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Kalulu Wadwala
Kalulu Wadwala
6 months ago

Zobvuta kuyikirapo ndamanga. Nationall team call up imanena kuti if 4 or more players have been called for national duty then the affected team is exempted from playing games. Now 9 key players are sick with covid why is the team being forced to play? Penapake ku Malawi kuno timaganiza ngati kuti mu ubongo mwathu muli zitosi.

John Phiri
John Phiri
6 months ago

BB, just give them the points. Limbe Leaf Wanderers is very desperate. With support from some characters in SULOM they want BB to suffer more. Tangowapatsani ma points.

Thyolo Thava Boy
6 months ago
Reply to  John Phiri

Thats true let sulom give 3 points to Wanderers FC because thats what Sulom wants, how can a team fulfill a fixture when 9 key players are covid-19 positive? when the same Sulom postpones fixtures when a team contributes more than 3 players to the National Team? If Sulom officials don`t reason properly let them quit because even a standard 8 pupil could find sense in NBB request.

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