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9 golfers banned

About eight golfers have been slapped with a one-year ban, stopping them from playing at Nchalo Sports Club for speeding.

Nchalo Sports Club Golf Captain, John Mphande, announced the ban during prize presentation the Nico General golf tournament on Saturday.

“Due to the cases of accidents we were experiencing in the estate, it was agreed that drivers should be travelling at 60km/hr. However, some of the golfers exceeded the limit and, therefore, we are banning them for a year. We could have banned them forever,” he said.

Some of the banned golfers include Charles Chirwa, Boniface Chima, Steve Chanje, Diana Kambale, Furkani Gani and Bose Kamphulusa.

One of the golfers, who did not want to mentioned, faulted the club for banning them without prior notice.

“Anyway, the ban won’t harm us as this year’s major tournaments earmarked for Nchalo have now been concluded,” he said.

One of the banned golfers, Kamphulusa, also observed flaws with the manner in which the issue was handled.

“I think the captain was being economical with the truth. To begin with, we weren’t warned at the gate as he said it. Besides, they did not show us the gadget which they were using and, above all, did not show us that we were above the speed limit,” she said.

Last year, Super League teams Nyasa Big Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers were also banned from using Kalulu Stadium in Nchalo following a spate of accidents.

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