Wanderers fined, banned 10 games at Kamuzu Stadium for violence: Malawi Super League

The Super League of Malawi (Sulom) has slapped Mighty Wanderers FC with a K950, 000.00 fine plus banning the team from using the Kamuzu Stadium for 10 games, furthermore they shall upon serving the initial 10 game ban, play the next five home Super League games with security logistics arranged and paid for by the club following violent conduct witch happened during and after the 2-1 loss to Blue Eagles.

The penalty follows violent acts that took place at 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.

Walk of shame Nomads after defeat and they have been banned at Kamuzu Stadium.-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times
Walk of shame Nomads after defeat and they have been banned at Kamuzu Stadium.-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times

Police reports confirmed that over 24 cars were smashed.

At the disciplinary hearing which was held on Saturday 6th July, 2013 at Oleens in Blantyre, Wanderers were found  guilty of “interrupting the normal proceedings of the game.”

The verdict signed by Sulom general secretary Williams Banda  also faulted  Wanderers of throwing
stones into the pitch.

On the damages which were made at the stadium, the committee rules that the assessed damages to Kamuzu stadium by officials, be paid in full by Mighty Wanderers FC forthwith 14 days from the date of assessment.

On the performance of the referee Francisco Scover, the committee was satisfied with the performance of the referees in this instant of the match, however, urges the clubs to engage the retired referees for induction of the laws of the game.

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