The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has fined Be Forward Wanderers F.C for unsporting behavior as they bullied Mangochi Police goalkeeper.
FAM Competitions Organizing Committee has fined nomads as on 27th August during a Carlsberg Cup semi-final game between the side and Mangochi Police FC at Kamuzu Stadium, wanderers’ supporters invaded the dressing room at half time followed by pouring pork soup on Mangochi police main goalkeeper.
However, the Committee observed that Mangochi Police goalkeeper George Chauya was not physically assaulted as alleged by his club saying the shot-stopper got injured in the field of play when he collided with a Wanderers player towards the end of the first half.
After going through the reports from Wanderers FC as well as reports submitted by the Match Coordinator, the Police, Stewards, the referee, the Match Commissioner, Mangochi Police and Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, the Committee concluded that the actions by Mighty Wanderers supporters were barbaric and unwarranted and had brought the game of football into disrepute following the bad publicity that followed as a result of what happened on that day.
Therefore, wanderers have been fined with 650, 000 kwacha and they are also given a chance to appeal within 48 hours accompanied by an appeal fee of K450 000.
The decision by committee has just left Nomads General Secretary Mike Butao with several questions as he believes that the charges is unfair.
“We asked for a hearing but we never got the chance, where is the justice? How can the organizing committee be determining cases and handing out punishments? What if they are the ones in the wrong? Can they condemn themselves?” Butao puzzled