Sulom fines 9 clubs K7 million
Super League of Malawi (Sulom) has slapped nine clubs in the top-flight league with fines totalling K7,244,000 for various offences, and Silver Strikers are set to pay the biggest penalty.
In its determination, Sulom Disciplinary Committee fined Silver K1 million and their Coach, Lovemore Fazili, K400,000 for offences bordering on violence during their game against Kamuzu Barracks played at Civo Stadium on November 23.
Furthermore, Silver will pay K500,000 after their fans attacked Azam Tigers officials and players at Silver Stadium on October 16.
Another offence of pitch invasion, during the same game against Tigers, will cost Silver K500,000.
Additionally, the Central Bankers will pay a fine of K285,000 for arriving late at the match venue (by one hour and 35 minutes charged at K3,000 per minute).
“Silver Strikers FC supporters named King Malaya and Mr Gondwe are hereby banned from watching any TNM Super League match for the rest of the season,” reads part of the verdict.
The league governing body also ordered Nyasa Big Bullets to pay K500,000 for failing to control their fans who threw stones onto the Chilomoni Stadium pitch during their match against Mafco on August 19.
Bullets will also pay K500,000 for their supporters’ onslaught on Moyale Barracks’ officials at the same venue on October 15.
For the same incident, Moyale will fork out K584,000 for provoking the situation with juju beliefs and also failing to observe protocol when entering the pitch.
Moyale must also dig deeper into their pockets to pay K500,000 over the violence that flared during their match against Civil Sporting Club at Mzuzu Stadium on August 5.
The league’s champions, Kamuzu Barracks, have a fine of K130,000 to settle with Sulom for late arrival and failure to honour a pre-match meeting for their game against Bullets at Kalulu Stadium on July 7.
Blue Eagles, too, are in hot soup. They must pay K500,000 for the actions of their fans in October 8’s home game against Be Forward Wanderers.
For another incident, the Nomads were fined K1 million over their supporter Tyson Bonongwe’s alleged assault of referee Jonasio Luiz during a match against Chitipa United at Karonga Stadium on October 23.
Wanderers’ officials, Chulu Mkangama and Vales Kamzere, have been warned for being at the centre of the scuffles that ensued in Karonga whereas Chitipa have been ordered to pay K500,000 for their role in the violence.
Sulom has also fined Red Lions K30,000 for reporting late for their match against Bullets at Balaka Stadium on September 23.
Lions were also ordered to replace the ball which was lost after their goalkeeper, Brighton Ngwenyama, kicked a ball outside the venue after the final whistle.
Mzuni FC, too, have been fined K1 million after the students’ fans perpetrated violence in the game against Moyale Barracks at Mzuzu Stadium on July 23.
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