Malawi (Fam) has slapped Be Forward Wanderers with a K500,000 fine for failing to control their fans during the Carlsberg quarter-final match against Blue Eagles in Lilongwe last week.
Wanderers Captain on the day, Alfred Manyozo, was also handed a four-match ban for protesting against a referee’s decision to incite the violence.
According to a letter from Fam General Secretary, Alfred Gunda, Wanderers must pay the fine before their next fixture.
“Be Forward Wanderers was found guilty of failing to take precautionary measures to control their supporters from throwing objects into the pitch and towards the second assistant referee. This disturbed the normal flow of the match as the match was stopped for five minutes, thereby bringing the game of football into disrepute. In line with article 24.21 of the Carlsberg Cup rules and regulations, Wanderers FC is fined K500, 000.”
“Wanderers Captain, Alfred Manyozo, was found guilty of inciting crowd trouble as his actions [in] protesting the referees’ decision led to the throwing of objects into the pitch. In line with article 24.21 of the 2017 Carlsberg Cup rules and regulations, Manyozo is banned for four matches,” reads part of the letter.
The Nomads beat Eagles 3-2 through post-match penalties, after a one-all draw in regulation time, to date Moyale Barracks in the semi-final. Elsewhere, Nyasa Big Bullets date Red Lions in another semi-final at Bingu National Stadium next weekend.
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