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Epac FC, Dedza Young Soccer risk fines

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Epac FC could face a fine due to their supporters’ pitch invasion during Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Dedza Young Soccer at Civo Stadium on Saturday.

Super League of Malawi (Sulom) general secretary, Williams Banda, said the league governing body is waiting for an official report from the match’s stakeholders.

“At the moment, we have not received any official communication on what exactly happened at the stadium. The rules and regulations will apply if someone will be found guilty,” Banda said.

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Epac executive member, Khembo Mumba, yesterday blamed Dedza supporters for triggering the violence.

Dedza vice-general secretary, Panganeni Ndovie, said they refused to enter the dressing room because they had no keys.

“There were a lot things that happened at Civo Stadium, but it was sad that we were denied entry into the dressing room,” he said.

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However, both clubs could also face punishment for failing to control their supporters at halftime.

The commotion forced the two teams to hold pep talks on the pitch. Some fans from both camps manhandled each other.

Police fired teargas to disperse the fans.

Epac won the battle against relegation and condemned Dedza to the Chipiku Premier Division.

Pitch invasion is a serious offence in developed nations, but in Malawi it is sometimes treated with kid gloves.

Locally, the offence attracts a minimum of K250,000 fine. On the other hand, Dedza could also face punishment for refusing to use the dressing room.

Airborne Rangers and Fisd Wizards are the other relegated teams.

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