Sulom probes Silver Strikers over fake team list
The country’s Super League governing body, Sulom, has said they are investigating Central Region giants Silver Strikers over a fake team lineup they released an hour before kickoff against champions FCB Nyasa Bullets at Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe.
The lineup, which had 10 players wearing the team’s colours, went viral, confusing media houses that covered the match.
Team management released the correct one a few minutes before kickoff.
Sulom General Secretary Williams Banda said they are investigating the issue.
“The rule is that every team must release its team list at least an hour before kickoff and we are waiting for a report from Silver. If it is established that this happened, then they will have a case to answer,” Banda told the media.
However, Silver Board Secretary Peter Masiye said they are also investigating the issue.
“We heard that the lineup had 10 players only. Let me touch base with our chief executive officer to establish what really happened,” he said.
Meanwhile, Sports Writers Association of Malawi General Secretary Wesysylas Chirwa expressed dismay over the Bankers’ act.
“This is a worrisome and uncalled for development. This affected media houses who covered the match live on both the TV and radio as they did not have enough time to replace the team list. Besides, the media was used to send wrong information to listeners, viewers and readers,” he said.
Silver came from behind to draw 1-1 with Bullets. The visitors scored first through Lanjesi Nkhoma in the first half, before Silver replied through defender Nickson Mwase in the second half.
Peter Fote is a Sports Journalist with huge experience in radio and Television reporting, production and presentation. He once worked with Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) and is currently working for Times Media Group.