Be Forward Wanderers appeal against Sulom
Be Forward Wanderers have punched holes into Super League of Malawi (Sulom) Disciplinary Committee’s ruling that the Nomads should play Mzuni FC at a neutral venue, saying the Nomads deserve maximum points from the failed match.
“The enquiry that took place should not have come up with the verdict. It was just an enquiry to establish what happened as even [sic] the enquiry chairperson Davis Sado said in his opening remarks. The next course of action should have been to charge the culprits and summon them for a hearing,” Wanderers General Secretary, Mike Butao, wrote Sulom on Saturday.
In view of this, Butao said the Nomads were not ready to play Mzuni following the postponement of their match that was scheduled for Balaka Stadium on November 4.
Butao accused the league governing body of making a pre-meditated ruling and also questioned the objectivity of the committee’s members, Trouble Kalua and Chrispin Sibale, claiming they were sympathisers of Nyasa Big Bullets and Silver Strikers, respectively. Wanderers are leading the league log table followed by Bullets and Silver.
Mzuni returned home after being attacked while trying to enter the stadium. Butao faulted the manner in which Mzuni left the venue.
“The fact that there were supporters at the entrance is not strange. The entrance also the VIP gate and is used for selling of [sic] tickets and entrance to the VIP is full of fans, not as supporters as insinuated.
“Mzuni never even communicated to Sulom that they were leaving the stadium due to lack of security [and they did not] request for additional security,” Butao said.
Both teams were fined with Wanderers fans (Trouble and Njanji) banned for the rest of the season for attacking the visitors.
Wanderers Captain, Joseph Kamwendo, was warned for inciting the attacks whereas official, Vales Kamzere was banned from the technical area and touch-line for four Super League matches.
Delivering the verdict, Sulom said both teams were at liberty to appeal within 48 hours from Saturday upon payment of appeal fees. Sulom officials were not readily available for a comment Sunday.
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