By Mphatso Malidadi:
Capital City giants Silver Strikers have banned four of their supporters for three seasons following acts of violence that marred their TNM Super League game against Kamuzu Barracks.
According to a press statement dated May 13 2019, the supporters, only identified as Mulo Makina, a Mr Mdala, a Mr Ndasowa and another simply called Rasta, have been banned following an extraordinary meeting held last Thursday at Reserve Bank of Malawi Clubhouse.
“The aforementioned supporters were involved in violence that led to ugly scenes and fracas at Silver Stadium soon after the TNM Super League game against Kamuzu Barracks by forcing their way into the dressing room, attacking the club’s security officer, spilling beer and decadent language [sic] to the technical panel.
“The four supporters are hereby not allowed to enter Silver Stadium, watch any game involving Silver Strikers (home or away matches) or participate in any football-related activities involving Silver Strikers during the period of the ban,” reads part of the statement signed by Silver General Secretary, Lawrence Yobe.
The release further states that Silver values professionalism and integrity and cannot condone such despicable and barbaric acts.
Silver supporters Chairperson, Kingsley Malaya, said the banned fans had exceeded limits in their behaviour.
“We are aware of the punishment as a committee. Of course I did not witness the incident but the supporters were not supposed to behave that way,” Malaya said.