Zomba shooting incident causes postponement of Civo, KB game

Some Lilongwe based soccer enthusiasts had a rude awakening Sunday afternoon after travelling to Civo Stadium to watch a league match between Civo United and Kamuzu Barracks only to learn that the game had been postponed due to the shooting incident involving a police officer and a Malawi Defence Force (MDF) soldier in Zomba.

Sulom Treasurer Tiya Somba said game cancelled due to reasons beyond the body's control

Sulom Treasurer Tiya Somba said game cancelled due to reasons beyond the body’s control

Civo were scheduled to host Kamuzu Barracks in a TNM Super League second round clash at the Civo Stadium but a few hours before the game, Super League of Malawi (Sulom) issued a statement that the game had been postponed ‘due to reasons beyond the league’s control.’

However, Nyasa Times established from its sources that the game had been cancelled following some tension within the army headquarters- Kamuzu Barracks resulting from the fatal  shooting of an MDF soldier by a police officer on night patrol in Zomba.

“There were reports that some soldiers from Kamuzu Barracks were plotting to attack police officers assigned to provide security at the stadium in revenge for the killing of the soldier and the league did not want to take chances,” said a highly placed source from the league’s governing body.

Both teams as well as match officials did not show up at the stadium but fans, including Deputy Defence Minister Jappie Mhango did not get the message about the postponement and showed up at the stadium to watch the game.

The Deputy Ministry came self-driving his official vehicle to watch the match only to be greeted with news that the game had been postponed. He drove back after a small chart with some soccer officials present at the stadium.

However, Sulom went ahead hosting the other two fixtures involving Blantyre United and military outfit Mafco at Kamuzu Stadium and Karonga United versus Epac at Mzuzu Stadium.

Blantyre United and Mafco played out a 2-all draw while Epac defeated the relegated Karonga 2-1 to end their relegation worries and leave Blantyre United permanently stuck in the relegation waters.

Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :

Please share this Article if you like Email This Post Email This Post

More From the World

Sort by:   newest | oldest | most voted
jonath njenjema

silikali yo ndiworakwa chifukwa iye futiyo amafuna kutiataninayo


sanalakwe wa policeyo koma vuto asilikari akumalawi matama simuparemekeza ntchito ya mzanu


kulanda mfuti nde zoopsa. Amalanda kuti atani nayo mfutiyo?


wapolice sadalakwe. iye amagwira ntchito yake. vuto asirikali amayenda ndi ntchito pena paliponse. iye ngati munthu wozindikira zachitetezo apanga bwanji ganizo lolanda mufti wa police.

Jones krugersdop mayaya

Due to rise of insecurity,the police was quite right 4 the interest of the nation and hz own dfence.these guyz(soldiers) hav no manners.he was supposed to b treated lyk any vacabonder.


let me tell MDF officers kuti ngati asilikali apolisi simukuwafuna auzeni kuti asiye kugwira ntchito muzigwira ndinuyo becoz pali asilikali a MDF ena mkhalidwe alibe amafuna azzasokoneza apolisi pathawi ya ntchito,palibe msilikali angalore kulanditsa mfuti sibwino zithu kupangira mphanvu now me as a malawian am saying auzeni asiye muzigwira ndinu

watison vazimolo

thats bushit why the police kill them

Concerned poor man

Sorry Sodiers, but your anger can prove a fresh bias. Do this against deaths of innocent people who are normally brutaly murdered, and use such action to frighten all murderers!


I love the USA Army, professionals ever.


The soldiers in malawi are arrogant and uneducated to an extent. they don’t know their roles in society and always feel supreme. The policeman did the right thing for it was self-defence to a drunkard citizen.

More From Nyasatimes