Evirom, Lions game likely to be replayed

Football Association of Malawi (Fam) is today expected to make a ruling on the abandoned Carlsberg Cup quarterfinal match between Evirom and Red Lions.

The game was abandoned just after Evirom equalised, but according to the rules and regulations of the competition, the game is likely to be replayed. With the tensions still high between the two sides supporters the game could be played without supporters.

There is also a possibility of the two sides playing the remaining 20 minutes of the game. The game was abandoned in the 70th minute following running battles between the soldiers and rival supporters perceived to be from Bullets FC and Mighty Wanderers.

Wanderers were booted out by Lions in the competition while Bullets were also booted out by another army side Kamuzu Barracks. Both sides complained that they were roughed up by the soldiers in the two games.

Fam Competitions Officer Gomezgani Zakazaka said they had received all reports but refused to comment on the possible outcome on the ruling to be made.

“We have received all reports from match commissioner, match coordinator, referees and security personnel,” he said.

“We will meet tomorrow and a decision will be made so that the competition must continue.”

Fam General Secretary condemned the vidence adding that it was against the spirit of sportsmanship.

“Whatever happened at Kamuzu Stadium must be condemned in strongest terms. We will not sit down and watch some misguided individuals messing the game of football,” Nyirenda said.


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