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Football Association of Malawi (Fam) has summoned Mighty Mukuru Wanderers to disciplinary hearing following incidents that marred the team’s 2022 FDH Bank Cup round of 16 match against Dedza Dynamos Salima Sugar at Dedza Stadium early this month.

A statement dated August 17, 2022 from Fam General Secretary Alfred Gunda, states that the association has commenced disciplinary proceedings against Wanderers.

They have been charged with two offences including bringing the game of football into disrepute contrary to article 67 of the Fam Disciplinary Code.

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Wanderers have also been charged with displaying strange behaviour and tampering with the pitch and the dressing room area due to Juju beliefs contrary to Article 24.9 of FDH Bank Cup Rules and Regulations.

“Mighty Mukuru Wanderers players urinated on the pitch upon arrival at the stadium and poured urine around the dressing room. Wanderers failed to control their players from engaging in improper conduct,” reads part of the statement from Gunda.

The Nomads were given 48 hours to provide information to Fam on their position on the matter.

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If found guilty, Wanderers risk being fined.

In reaction, Wanderers’ Secretary to the Board Humphreys Mvula described the incidents as shameful.

“We do not condone barbaric incidents and this should not happen again. If the incidents indeed happened, this is shameful,” Mvula said.

The Nomads beat Dedza 3-0 to qualify for the quarterfinals of the cup and they will face Kamuzu Barracks at Kamuzu Stadium Saturday.

Yamikani Chester, Alfred Manyozo Junior and Vincent Nyangulu scored for Wanderers.

Former Flames and Wanderers defender Moses Chavula described the incident as unfortunate.

“This is shameful. Instead of moving forward, we are taking two steps backwards,” Chavula said.

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