Silver Strikers yet to submit report

Williams Banda

Super League of Malawi (Sulom) is still waiting for a report from Silver Strikers to make a determination on the abandoned match against Red Lions.

This comes after some sections accused the league runners of delaying to make a determination on the abandoned match between the two sides.

Sulom General Secretary Williams Banda said all stakeholders submitted their reports except the Bankers.


“Once we get the report from Silver, we will try to dispose the matter with the deserved urgency,” Banda said.

According to Banda, referees, security and Red Lions already submitted their reports.

When asked on what Sulom was doing to stop abandonment of matches, Banda urged referees to exercise professionalism.


“We urge the referees to demonstrate professionalism and apply the 17 Laws of the game when discharging their duties,” he said.

The match between Silver and Lions was abandoned in the dying minutes at 0-0 after the Zomba-based soldiers protested referee Jimmy Phiri’s decision to award the home side a penalty.

Silver Chief Executive Officer Thokozani Chimbali said the club was expected to submit its report by close of business Wednesday.

“We got a communication from Sulom on Monday that they are waiting for our report,” Chimbali said.

While Sulom is yet to come up with the determination on the match between Silver and Lions, the game involving Moyale Barracks and Tigers FC was also abandoned at Mzuzu Stadium on Monday.

The match was abandoned in the 89th minute after Tigers protested referee Tobias Chitani’s decision to award the hosts a penalty.

However, some football analysts say delays in concluding such cases were setting a wrong precedence in domestic football.

Sports analyst George Kaudza-Masina said Sulom should tread carefully with the trend of match abandonment.

“Rules and regulations should apply. In short, Silver should have been awarded three points on the same day. It is sad that it is taking too long. Sulom should use referees and match assessors’ reports,” Kaudza-Masina said.

Silver and Lions were awarded one point each after the match.

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