They stormed the commentary box in search of Joy Television sports reporter Peter Fote but upon realizing that he was not around the fans of the Malawi Carlsberg cup champions thronged to Matindi Radio owned by the Times Group commentator Williams Gondwa who accusing him of sidelining the team in his sports programmes for rivals Big Bullets.
The whole mess happened on Saturday after the Lali Lubani outfit beat Red Lions 1 nil to sail through to the semi-finals of the Standard Bank Cup at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.
During one of his programs called Ayishoshe Ayiwone on Joy TV, Fote had publicly alleged that the Nomads should brace themselves for a win less streak after failing to pay MK 250 000 to their witch doctor whom he called ‘Ayaya’.
This angered Wanderers fans who launched a man hunt for the reporter but it was later discovered that he has been shunning all Nomads games since the incident, which has since caused debate on the internet lately on whether ‘juju’ really works in the game of football and whether the Nomads really use it as claimed by Fote.
Just after the final whistle, the supporters were singing ‘Peter Fote, wagwa nayo’, a song that castigated the reporter as they were slowly approaching the commentary box in search for the former Malawi Broadcasting Cooperation (MBC) controversial reporter.
But upon realizing that he was not available, the Nomads fans made a U-turn when they started singing ‘Danger wakwera yakuphwa’, claiming that the award winning rporter was supporting Red Lions.
Williams Gondwa is fondly known by his sports name tag ‘Danger Left Winger’
Gondwa was not aware of what was going on outside his commentary box until he was welcomed by the mob which started manhandling him within seconds.
Police officers had to come in to his rescue as the Nomads fans completely surrounded the defenseless reporter.
Sports reporters body, Sport Writers Association of Malawi (SWAM) is likely to remain mum as the two are not members at all.
They accused him of reporting negative stories about their team saying he only favours their town rivals Big Bullets.
They went on to warn Fote whose presence would seemingly be another case as they kept checking the exit booth reporters to refrain from coming to the stadium saying he will meet his fate for the damage he caused during his program.
Fote is yet to respond to the claims made by the angry supporters.
Fote was last year banned for a one year from all football related activities organised by the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) after he sabotaged the Flames against Benin in the preliminary qualifying race to the 2014 Africa Cup of Nation (Afcon) to take place in Morocco.
Fote mistakenly sent a text meant for Benin’s Senior Technical Official to FAM’s Liaison Officer James Sangala using his mobile number of 0999950102.
The text read “Hie boss, this is a journalist who traveled with the Malawi team and I just wanted to say may the Almighty God bless you abundantly for helping me. I will in return, pay you by assisting you with information to beat Malawi at home. Let’s talk, Iam ready to do anything for you boss. “
Following this revelation, FAM summoned Fote who eventually accepted that the text came from him and the mother body met on 9th August 2014 at Chiwembe Technical Centre in Blantyre where they agreed to ban the controversial journalist before he switched to Joy TV