Football Association of Malawi (Fam) has ordered Luso Television to pay K1.2 million for the repair of a bus which Be Forward Wanderers won in the Bus Ipite Bonanza.
Fam met Luso TV management alongside Wanderers and Nyasa Big Bullets’ officials at Mpira Village in Chiwembe on Tuesday to review the bonanza.
The association’s Marketing and Commercial Director, Limbani Matola, described the meeting as fruitful.
“There was nothing like Luso TV officials refusing to repay the money. It was just a small mishap due to communication breakdown. Everything is now water under the bridge,” he said.
Matola said the bus would be handed over to Wanderers after registering it with the Directorate of Road Traffic and Safety Services.
“We agreed that three parties that is Luso TV, Wanderers and Fam should work jointly to ensure that the process goes through smoothly.
Everyone is aware of how things work nowadays when you want to change ownership [of a motor vehicle],” he said.
Luso TV Station Manager, Dick Juma, yesterday confirmed that the bus would be handed over to Wanderers next week.
“We are not trying to prove the Doubting Thomases wrong but we are just trying to fulfill our obligation. We resolved the matter amicably,” Juma said.
The bus broke down on the way from Lilongwe to Blantyre.
Irked by the delays to have the cost of the bus repair settled, Wanderers threatened legal action.
Wanderers defeated Bullets 3-0 at Kamuzu Stadium in the first leg and 2-1 at Bingu National Stadium in the reverse fixture to earn the bus prize.
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