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Fam charges Wanderers fans for misconduct, juju, bullying opponents

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Chancy Gondwe

Football Association of Malawi (Fam) has charged four Mighty Mukuru Wanderers supporters for misconduct following events that marred the team’s match against Mafco on November 6.

Fam, through its Competitions Committee, has commenced disciplinary proceedings against Lloyd Makandanji, Lackson Meke, Anthony Chawanda and Osman Gomani for putting the game in disrepute when Wanderers defeated Mafco 2-0 in the first leg of the Airtel Top 8 Cup quarterfinal at Kamuzu Stadium.

Each of the four faces two similar charges.

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According to the letters dated November 24, addressed to Wanderers Board Secretary, the four were given 48 hours effective on Thursday to provide their position in relation to the charge sheet.

According to the charge sheet, each of the four has been charged with bullying of opponents, which is contrary to article 22.13 of the 2022 Airtel Top 8 Cup Rules and Regulations.

The letters stated that the four were part of a group of Wanderers supporters who poured liquid substances on Mafco players in the tunnel when they were going to the dressing room at half time and harassed a Mafco kit master by confiscating papers from him.

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The quartet has also been charged with bringing the game of football into disrepute contrary to article 67 of the Fam Disciplinary Code.

If found guilty, the four risk being warned, fined or banned.

Wanderers Board Secretary Chancy Gondwe said the issues of supporters will be discussed and sorted out internally.

Recently, Wanderers leadership insisted that they will not back nor tolerate indiscipline supporters who are tarnishing the club’s image.

The development comes after Fam slapped Wanderers and Mafco with K1 million fines each after finding them guilty of two offences.

Mafco striker Richard Mbulu has also been fined K500,000 and banned for one match for misconduct.

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