Juju Beliefs Back
Mar Warriors, Nomads game
By Bernard Mhone
Super League of Malawi (Sulom) is investigating juju-related acts that marred the TNM top flight league match between Mzuzu Warriors and Be Forward Wanderers at Mzuzu Stadium on Sunday.
There was drama at half time when three seemingly looking Wanderers supporters invaded the pitch and went straight to one of the goalpost in a juju-related act as the Nomads were trailing 1-0.
The development irked Warriors supporters who, through the club’s treasurer Aunward Munthali, complained to stewards to intervene and force the trio out of the ground. The pitch invaders were jeered as they walked away. Soon after the incident Wanderers substitute Peter Wadabwa went to the same goalpost and poured water, prompting Warriors substitute Collen Nkhulambe to react.
Sulom General Secretary Williams Banda said they were waiting for a match report before applying rules and regulations.
“It is unacceptable to let supporters go into the pitch and we condemn this. We will also find out what role the security personnel played, apart from stewards who were seen chasing the supporters,” Banda said.
Football Association of Malawi (Fam) Match Coordinator Robert Mzinza, who witnessed the incident, said it posed danger to players in terms of contracting Covid-19.
“The same thing also happened in the dressing room, we witnessed ugly scenes and there were a lot of people. Fam and Super League of Malawi (Sulom) pumped a lot of money to test players and officials on Covid-19; so, if the supporters invade the pitch and dressing room, it means our players and officials are not safe,” he said.