Body defends referee Roy Williams life ban

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The National Referees Association (NRA) has come in defence of its decision to ban First Grade referee, Roy Williams for life saying the ref had severely failed his duties in the match between Civo United and Masters Security FC in the Presidential Cup play-off last week.

Roy Williams

Roy Williams gets a life ban.

The match was abandoned after a series of events that caused mayhem when Civo led by a goal and Masters Security had their goal disallowed before the Civo extended their lead in a little over 28 minutes.

According to NRA General Secretary, Chris Kalichero the body had found Williams ‘guilty of failing to observe the rules of the game’.

Kalichero says they can not have a referee who has no respect to the laws and yet go ahead to officiate matches.

”In a referee’s profession, observing laws of the game is vital because it is a key part of protecting the lives of players. If referees fail to observe the laws, they put the lives of players at risk. That was the case in that match. He should, therefore, never officiate in any match, including social football or any small league.” says the NRA.

Ironically Williams had also served a nine month ban for controversial decisions of this sort.

This is what the NRA notes with regret that Williams had not changed despite continued advice despite of the suspension itself.

This forced the Football Association of Malawi (Fam) Competitions’ Committee to rule of a replay of the match -a replay which Masters Security won 1 nil.

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18 Comments

  1. Sibvuto adziyimbira womanga ndi pulasitiki until he gains the required experience. It appears he was rushed to become a ref.

  2. Scover amatha kuimbira simungafanizire ndi achina andy Kuseri and other referees

    and uyuyu anaonjeza sangavomere chigoli then ndikusithanso kuti sichigoli ayi ndiopoira

    asadzaimbirenso ndipo……

  3. Scova walakwa chiyani?He follows the rules.Remember a Wanderers adakupatsani penalty but assistant ref adaletsa kuti panali foul play.So ngati Scova angapatsidwe ban then uyunso adayimbira game ya Wanderers/Mafco should also get a ban coz adakwera Wanderers tsiku limene lija

  4. UNLESS I’M MISSING SOMETHINGB HERE OTHERWISE HAVEN’T SEEN ANY DEFENCE AT ALL.

    UNLESS HE AGREES TO SHOULDER ALL COSTS RELATED TO THE ABANDONEMENT AND RESCHEDULING OF THE MATCH INCLUDING INDIVIDUAL CLUB ALLOWANCES THEN HE SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO OFFICIATE AGAIN!

    UNLESS WE CHOOSE TO REASON LIKE CURRENT FAM AND SO CALLED SULOM ADMINSTRATORS THEN FOR SURE THIS GUY WILL BE LET FREE TO MESS UP ANOTHER GAME AGAIN AND AFTER TRAGEDY THATS WE’LL ALL WAKE UP TO REALISE HOW MYIOPIC WE’VE BEEN.
    UNLESS, MAYBE IF MALAWI CHANGES IT’S NAME, THESE PRACTICES WON’T STOP!!!

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