Nomads fans attack journalist Williams Gondwa

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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.

Williams GondwaThe 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.

Williams GondwaGondwa walks in freedom after the ‘storm’.

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

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  1. I hate Bibi bullets supporters, and i don’t won’t even to chat wth them, ths so called rats coz they are all fools and they all deserve to criticise others.remember to criticise others often is not good. Fuck u all Bibi bullets, u are the one’s to be blamed here.

  2. If nyerere fans did dat then its totaly unacceptable in football,but let me also say dat some of these sports presenters are not profesionals,they show it dat dey belong to a team,evn the way they analyse the game,Team ina ikachinya timangomva “Kuzagoletsa” ina amachita kunena move yonse ya chigoli.Thats not how they should do their job as NO Radio station belongs to a ftball team in Malawi,sometimes tikamaonera mkumamveraso timadabwa kut koma mpira wake ndi omwewu?

  3. Forte ndi khalidwe lake osabakira kape ameneyu,,mwaiwara kuti MBC amdachosa ganyu chifukwa cha ukazitape womwemo,,,,galu wachiwewe ameneyu

  4. mukakumana ndimkaxi wakeso mumchite zadama cz mkazi wakeso alibe upangili wabwino..kankhanthani mothesa mankhalu onse.noma z yet to beat bonya united come Saturday.abonya United minyero yanu

  5. fote ameneyu asamaiwale kuti noma chomwe imafuna ndi oyithandiza ndindalama,ngati yayawakeyo amatha bwanji osaipezera bulet othandiza pachuma kuti asiye kupemphapemphaku

  6. amanyanya ma repoter enawa ukwela tim simunat bt from today knw dat timavela gulu so dont take part pa air mudzisapota mmanyumba mwano. Osamaonetsa mbali pa air otherwise akukhapan za zii!!

  7. Peter Fote becareful wth yr allegatns, one tym yu’ll be punched to the maxmum cz of yr defamation against Be4wad ,, yu are vry stupit wherever yu might be ,,,,, mxiew ,,,,,,,

  8. Anachita bwino anthu amenewa.amazikonda zmenez #williams.ikakhala kut #bb czkuyenda m’ground amakhumata koma zikayenda,eeehhh amayankhula monyogodola heavy.he’s to get a lesson pamenepa.

  9. Nkhani yomwe yakuratu ndi yomatenga mbali mukamapanga ma programme anu pa radio, E.G. Ufulu iri ndi #Jean yemwe amaboora mmimba. Ngati mtorankhani ndimayembekezera kukhara balanced kuti zomwe akuperekazo zikome chifukwatu radio imamveka kwa magulu osiyana a anthu. MBC idali ndi #liwewe komanso kuli ena monga a#mvula ndi higger pa ufulu. Dziwani kuti zimenezi sizisiyana ndi kuloleza chipani cha boma kupangira kampeni pa radio ya boma otsutsa kuwakaniza!

  10. its war now not football the only problem with this fam n sulom can not do anything the ebd results God do the opppsite u will be loosing wherever possible

  11. Yes This Man Is Not A Professional Journalist, He Is A Danderhead,,stupid, He Has Been Xuled Indeed Try To Be Neutral My Dear Otherwize Eeish! Bushit Men I Have No Kind Words For A Nincompoop Like U Watch Out!

  12. Mumponde ameneyo akapekazekanso. Pliz chonde mundiponderenso. Atibulidwe basi kapena titi mkang,antheni ameneyo, mukukuluzeni nazo ziBagela ziBonyongo azajaila mkwapuleni ameneyo. Foteyo mukamupeza mmwetseni kapu yamakhololo mix mamina kakandila ndi msete plus zimbondokolo chomwera chake bread opaka mafinya a bala lowolo ndi mabi a mphaka tyaa. Azajazila amenewa

  13. Most Malawian Journalists Do Not Balance Their Commentery, They Clearly Show Their Actual Support Status For A Particular Team Playing Right There On The Pitch. This Provoke The Opponent Supporters, Including The Audience At Large.

  14. If I owned Wanderers or had a senior position,the best thing would have been to drag Joy Tv to court so that they give evidence to the allegation.In the first place why did Joy programme manager allow a journalist to say so knowing for sure that it will backfire?Whether the supporters are Nomads or not but its insane to make such allegations to any team unless you have evidence that you can prove in court.

  15. Its not good for the supporters to be involved in such move of attacking journalists, becoz when it comes to punishing it’s the club / team that suffers the consequence

  16. these dayz ajournalist being manhandled by supporters so shameful! malamulo a united nations agwire ntchito bax coz afam palibe chomwe angachte ndi mbuz zokhazokha

  17. That text by Peter 40 was too serious. ACB should have investigated him thoroughly and a 1yr ban was not enough. He should have been banned for life and never to comment anything on matters of football. If it was in military, he could have been court martialed and sentenced to death.

  18. Irresponsible journalism. i have always warned journalists against irresponsible blubber. Never risk your neck over peanuts and tomatoes. Keep it balanced. Never fly too close to the sun nor the ocean

  19. aganyu amene anakwera Red Lions ndi amene anamenya mtolankhaniyu, and now people just need to spoil Wanderers’s image, not that Wanderers Supporters do thier job very peacefuly

  20. Tim ya zigawenga. Kodi masewerawa tiziphananso. Mungoliuza dziko kuti mwayamba gulu la malitia akuitanitsireni mfuti. Too bad musamatchule BB. Maule sangapange usiru umenewo. Its a responsible team

  21. Vuto lomazionesera mbali pamaprogramm ndilimenero, apandidwe basi,ntolankhani weniweni samazionesera mbali,example patrick simango

  22. Oooohwo! He didnt deserve that. Sometimes, reporters do their duties in an unproffessional manner which provoke anger from the concerned sports fans. Sports reporters should not believe in juju themselves, hence should not talk of it when presenting these programmes to us. Please just say what is on the ground and what should be done to improve the situation if there are some failures.

  23. Is this football? It seems Wanders supporters think they are more superior than laws! Last week they dictated their players not to board their team bus! Wanderers is a bunch of uncivilised folks! Savage barbarians!

    • It is football and the blame is not on supporters but the blame should be on Joy management.If you follow religious programmes for instance on any radio or Tv you know they always have limits on what to say and what not to say because our beliefs are different.Thus Wanderers Fc should just sue Joy radio and in turn Joy Radio will punish the reporter thus it will be a lesson to other media houses.

    • I don’t believe in juju bra but i still wonder and get some kind of surprise as to why Wanderers supporters get irritated with something that doesn’t work!

    • @Frank which laws are you talking abt? You must watch your mouth before speak .why are you thinking to be more civilised than anyone?. Ma sporters ndi Fote ose ndi olakwa ndikofunika odziwa za malamulo ayilongosole nkhaniyi kuti izi zisazachitikeso

    • You too, Frank Simwaba get irritated over nothing. You are a hasty judge and your comments apparently show that you passionately party with the opposite immediate rival of Wanderers FC. With that in your mind, you can’t do or say anything better. Look at the cause and effect of the issue. Eleanor Roosevelt said and l quote: If you do not want to be criticised say nothing, do nothing and be nothing, end of quote. This should have applied to Peter Fote and all the other foul-mouthed experienced incompetents in the first place. As they make their beds, so they must lie on them!

  24. Prophet Bushiri was in Mzuzu this weekend, it made headlines all over the world.

    You people are blessed in Malawi South Africa thanks you for the general of God.

    Major Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, Major 1….!

  25. Mbuli zanyanga, mbuli zampirarq zizete za anthu, maplaya awo anakana kukwera zulo ayendaso pansi chifukwa amafuana kuwamenya last wk ataluza game lero akufuna kumenya mareporter tizikanvera kut mpira ikanakhala bullets zulo lomwelo ataipasa cilango, magam a Bb pano ndiana omwe akumapita

  26. Police Officers shield Gondwa from the mob. Gondwa walks in freedom after the ‘storm’. RELATED POSTS Blue Eagles knockout Silver Strikers 27 September 2015 Nomads out of troubled waters 26 September 2015 Standard Bank Cup preview 26 September 2015 Innocent Bokosi sends warning on golden boot award 24 September 2015 16 Comments On “Nomads fans attack journalist Williams Gondwa” beatonsmart says: 27/09/2015 at 08:20 Hahahaha koma peter fote ufela mmanja mwa anthu iwe Reply to this Comment Patrick Kubwalo Jordan says: 27/09/2015 at 08:04 Zabodza Williams Gondwa ndi neighbor wanga Reply to this Comment Anold Juwawo says: 27/09/2015 at 08:01 Neba Kukhala Satero!! Reply to this Comment Eliam Chago Chirwa says: 27/09/2015 at 08:01 zapamutu bas Reply to this Comment Malumbo Saka says: 27/09/2015 at 08:01 neba after the media personnel now Reply to this Comment Felix Wochezeka Tawakali says: 27/09/2015 at 08:00 Musamude denja iye kwake nkunenelela sasewela mpila jst keep it up muzafike paife Reply to this Comment John Misikani says: 27/09/2015 at 07:58 Ayaya FC shame on u Reply to this Comment Ronnex Mbale says: 27/09/2015 at 07:58 mmmmmmmm,why reporting today,half baked story, Reply to this Comment Daniel Arshavin Bvomerani says: 27/09/2015 at 07:58 osangotsegula radio yanu muzizikamba nokha bwanji??mixew Reply to this Comment Kizito Kamwendo says: 27/09/2015 at 07:58 Amenewa muwapasa chilango chanji???? Reply to this Comment Atupele Suman Kein Bullah Jr. says: 27/09/2015 at 07:58 Tahane ndi ayaya osati nyasi akupangazo iyaah Reply to this Comment Slavia John says: 27/09/2015 at 07:58 aaaaahh inu a Nyerere apa pokha ndiye waonjezano,,,,nkhani yake itiyo now??? mxiieee usilu basi,,,tidzimvela za ini daily?? Reply to this Comment Feliks Banda says: 27/09/2015 at 07:55 embeciles Reply to this Comment Shadreck Ineyo Kapachika says: 27/09/2015 at 07:55 asamayese zidah….. Reply to this Comment Mphatso Cidreck Mwachumu says: 27/09/2015 at 07:55 Thats not sportmanship Reply to this Comment C h i v w a i k a 4. says: 27/09/2015 at 07:47 Ooow! my God wats ths? Chiwewe za ziii ma reporters wil soon start shuning ur games. Thoz were thugs not NOMA supporterz 4 i believe u neba ‘nyerere’ weniweni knwz tht futbal matchz r jst GAMES kk pepa DANGER. Ths z MPALESTINA. STOP HOOLIGANISM NEBA. congrats 4 btng ma Redz. Reply to this Comment Leave a Reply Name (required) Email (required) Website Submit Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. 27 September 2015 Last updated at: 7:58 AM 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 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 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.

  27. What z the footbal governing body doing abt these pple sidelining other teamz not only the nomads,indeed foolish pple got 2 b given a special treatment 4 dem 2 walk upon da right path,why do they do this?shame