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Richard Mbulu, Mafco FC punishment reduced

Football Association of Malawi (Fam) Disciplinary Committee has reduced the punishment which was slapped on Salima-based side Mafco following the fracas which led to the cancellation of a Carlsberg Cup quarterfinal match two weeks ago.

Forward Richard Mbulu, Stain Malata and Paul Ndhlovu have had their ban from all competitions reduced to Carlsberg Cup only. This means the players can feature for Mafco in the rest of the competitions.

Mafco team manager, Lieutenant David Gulaimfa, has also seen his ban of three years been reduced to 18 months.

Mafco were also found guilty of assaulting Nyasa Big Bullets players and as per Article 24.12 of the Carlsberg Cup Rules and Regulations were fined K500,000.

However, Fam’s Disciplinary Committee has quashed the K500,000 fine.

Football Association of Malawi (Fam) General Secretary, Suzgo Nyirenda, confirmed the development saying the association was forced to release a preliminary report following a request from Mafco.

“Mafco officials appealed so they wanted to check whether the players would be available for their game against Silver which was on Sunday. So we released a preliminary report on understanding that a more detailed report would be released later on,” he said.

Nyasa Big Bullets goalkeeper, Chimwemwe Kumkwawa, was also found guilty of contributing to the disorder by physically retaliating against Mafco player, Paul Ndhlovu.

As per article 24.12 of the Carlsberg Cup Rules and Regulations, the player was banned for three matches.

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