Masters security football club has been fined K1.5M by Super League of Malawi (Sulom) after failing to fulfill their recent TNM Super League home fixture against Mzuni football club because their players boycotted the match in protest over unpaid salaries and game bonuses.
This update came in yesterday hours after their side suffer of a 3-0 away loss to Proline FC of Uganda in CAF Confederation Cup preliminary round in the first match encounter.
Sulom’s letter to Masters dated 10th of August 2019 states that the action undertaken by the team was a serious misconduct under the league-runners Rules and Regulations.
“We, hereby, invoke article 17 of the Sulom Rules and Regulations, which stipulates that failure of a club to fulfill a fixture without any just cause, shall have the points forfeited and be liable to a fine amounting to K500 000 and the full points shall be awarded to the opposing team,” the statement, signed by Sulom general secretary Williams Banda, partly reads.
“Further be advised that the above-mentioned misconduct has brought the game of football into disrepute contrary to Article 21 of the Sulom Rules and Regulations. We, therefore, mete out a fine of K1 million for this misconduct.”
Christopher Njeula, general secretary of Masters said on Sunday that they were aware of the fine and they will plead with Sulom to consider reducing the punishment.
“We are very much aware of the rules and regulations; they are straight-forward. However, this is a charge, and we will give our side of the story to be reconsidered on the said amount,” he said.