Nyasa Big Bullets Football Club has condemned the violence by their supporters during Airtel Top 8 finals against Blue Eagles Football Club at Bingu National Stadium (BNS) in the capital Lilongwe on July 1, 2018.
This has been said in a press statement released on Tuesday signed by Nyasa Big Bullets Chief Executive Officer Fleetwood Haiya made available to Malawi-sports.
“Nyasa Big Bullets F.C condemns in the strongest possible term the unsporting behavior that took place on Sunday the 1st July, 2018 at Bingu National Stadium during the Airtel Top 8 final against Blue Eagles F.C.
“Violence has no place in our football. No matter how strong we feel, no matter how frustrated we are, no matter how aggrieved we are, violence is not an answer and when we engage in violence it defeats the legitimacy of our feelings and grievances,” read in part the statement.
Added Haiya: “Violence goes against our ethos of what we stand for as “The Peoples Team”. It also tarnishes the reputation of the club and the millions of well-mannered supporters who make up the Nyasa Big Bullets Family.”
The club has since appealed to its supporters to desist from any unsporting behavior.
Hundreds of Bullets fans invaded the pitch immediately after the final whistle of their Airtel Top 8 Cup loss to Blue Eagles where the officiating personnel were attacked.