Stewards suspended for failing to catch pitch invader


The Stewards Leadership in Blantyre has suspended nine stewards for the rest of the season for failing to deal with a pitch invader.

Chief Steward Pascal Mkuta confirmed the development saying the nine showed incompetence during Nyasa Big Bullets and Silver Strikers round of 16 Fisd Challenge cup on 26 October when they failed to stop and apprehend a fan who invaded the pitch.

“We regret the incident that happened and we believe our personnel could have done better. We should have apprehended that culprit but we let him scot free. That was very unfortunate,” he said.

Nyasa Big Bullets

Stewards (In reflectors) failed their duty, according to FAM.

Mkuta added that his association does not entertain mediocrity anymore and he suggested that the suspended stewards should consider themselves sacked.

“Much as they are suspended I don’t see them coming back because we don’t want mediocrity anymore. We promise to ensure professionalism is adhered to by stewards in all matches,” said the chief steward.

The nine stewards who have been suspended are Edina Makwacha, Lazarus Nexa, Austin Elias, Salome Zintambira, Alick Luka, McCarthy Malunga, Agnes Kamuyanja, Paul Chindwe and Noel Phiri.

Meanwhile, the Stewards Leadership has refunded to the Football Association of Malawi K27,000 which was paid to the nine as duty allowance.

On his part, FAM’s Competitions Manager Gomezgani Zakazaka has applauded the Stewards Leadership for their stand against incompetence of stewards and he has urged them to improve their attitude while on duty.



  1. Kuli ma stewards kumalawi kuno? Simdawaonepo akugwra ntchto, nazoso zoopsezera mbalame zija(apolice) kaya zilipo? Buanj szmagwra ntchto tym ng@ imenei? Kayaaa….

  2. Nkhani yabwino ma Stewarts aku Malawi samatithandiza mmalo mogwila ntchito amakhalanso busy kuonela mpila,manthanso 2much apolice nawonso chimodzimodzi amangokhala ngati zoopsezela mbalame.

  3. Suspending is not solving e problem.Train them.We have seen naked people running into the pitch and police failing to arrest them.Even in England those things happen.reinstate those poor souls and give them a recorded warning.

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