11 September 2016 Last updated at: 7:22 AM
Nomads face fine over pitch invasion
Carlsberg Cup champions Be Forward Wanderers could land in trouble after their supporters invaded the pitch at Kamuzu Stadium on Saturday afternoon during the finals of the 2016 Carlsberg Cup.
Nomads fans climbed the fence and invaded the pitch following their triumph over Silver Strikers to successfully defend the cup for the second time in a row.
Soon after Matthews Sibale’s decisive penalty miss, Wanderers supporters wasted no time as they made their way into the pitch, dancing and cheering their team after the Police and Stewards failed to control them.
An official from the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) was however noncommittal on whether Wanderers will be charged for spectator misbehaviour but said the FA will be guided by the match coordinators’ report.
Pitch invasion by football fans seems to be on the rise on the local scene whenever teams win something especially in cup games.
A month ago, Big Bullets were fined for the same conduct when their fans invaded Civo Stadium following the team’s victory over Moyale Barracks in the final of the Presidential Cup.