Football Association of Malawi (FAM) and Super League of Malawi (Sulom) have been questioned by the football family on how they spend money realised from fines, which individuals and teams are imposed.
Speaking in an interview, Fam General Secretary, Suzgo Nyirenda, on Monday was panicked with question on how the association spends the money from the fines.
“I thought we invite people who come up with the determinations? We have to accommodate these people and meet other logistics. Actually, there are times when teams pay less than what we pay these people. Some of who come from places such as Lilongwe and Zomba,” said Nyirenda.
Fam Disciplinary Committee and Appeals Committee preside over disciplinary cases. Likewise, Sulom also has such legal wings usually comprising lawyers.
Nyirenda added that the fines are not determined by cost of the logistics, but the rules and regulations depending on the severity of the offences committed.
Last week, Fam fined Be Forward Wanderers K300,000 and Prison United K150,000 for the violence that erupted during their Carlsberg Cup quarterfinal match at Balaka Stadium. The same week, Mafco were also fined K1,250,000 following skirmishes which occurred on the eve of their aborted quarterfinal against Nyasa Big Bullets, who wanted to train at Chitowe Ground in Dwangwa, Nkhotakota District. Bullets were fined K150,000.
Last year, Sulom fined Red Lions K3.1 million over the running battles that ensued on and off the pitch during a game against Wizards at Kamuzu Stadium.
The same year, Wanderers and Silver Strikers also paid over K100,000 each for pitch invasion offences. Mzuni FC were slapped with a K300,000 fine for a similar offence.