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Swam condemns Silver Strikers

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BAD SCENES—Victim of football-related violence

Sports Writers Association of Malawi (Swam) has condemned Silver Strikers for making callous remarks against The Daily Times sports journalist Mabvuto Kambuwe.

This follows Silver’s statement dated 20th August 2021 which questioned Kambuwe’s reporting over violence acts that happened in Lilongwe before the Bankers hosted Nyasa Big Bullets in FDH Bank Cup quarterfinal tie.

“What we find appalling is the fact the club’s management is not dismissing the contents of the article per say. The club is only enraged with the article’s headline.

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“This is unbelievable. The responsibility of providing security to the visiting team solely rests in the hands of the host team and it is an oversight on the part of the club to entirely push such a responsibility to the enforcement agents.

“We, as Swam, find nothing wrong with what the author of the article wrote concerning the security lapse that occurred on the material day within and outside Silver Stadium,” reads a statement signed by Swam General Secretary Wesysylas Chirwa.

“Swam further condemns in strongest terms the club’s innuendos that the author of the article has a hidden agenda or motive against Silver Strikers. These sentiments are unacceptable since the contents of the article have not been disputed.

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“Based on what transpired at Silver Stadium on the material day, we believe that these claims potentially incite hatred towards the author,” the statement adds.

Swam is an umbrella body of sports journalists, sports analysts, commentators, presenters, photo-journalists and all those involved in the sports media.

The sports writers body is a not-for-profit organisation which was established in 2011 and got registered with Switzerland-based International Sports Press Association in 2014. It is also registered with the government.

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