Wanderers, Bullets fans to take to the streets

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Nyasa Big Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers supporters will on Thursday this week hold peaceful demonstrations against the decision by Football Association of Malawi (FAM) to close Kamuzu Stadium.

Last week, the FA through General Secretary Alfred Gunda released a statement in which the stadium was declared unfit to host matches in the upcoming season.

According to the country’s soccer governing body, the decision to have the stadium closed – which came just a week before the commencement of the 2017 soccer season – was based on the inspection done by the association in March in line with FIFA Club Licensing requirement.

Kamuzu stadium

Kamuzu Stadium is the centre of the row.

However, this development angered the Blantyre based giants who had an emergency joint meeting at the facility on Thursday.

During the meeting, the two rivals vowed to force the FA to rescind the decision saying the stadium was certified by Malawi Government to continue hosting matches in the upcoming season.

According to supporters’ committees from the two teams, FAM has no mandate to declare the stadium unfit as if the teams will be offered to play their matches within Blantyre.

The two teams then gave FAM a three day ultimatum to declare the stadium fit saying failure to do this will force them to hold demonstrations.

However, the FA president Walter Nyamilandu made it clear that the facility will not be opened.

“We cannot continue putting players’ careers at risk so we are not opening the facility until the issues raised in the assessment report are addressed,” he said.

This response has angered the Blantyre based supporters who have now requested a permission from Malawi Police to have the demos on Thursday.

A letter which Malawi24 has seen, has requested the law enforcers to cover for the supporters during the said demonstrations.

The protests will start at 9 O’clock in the morning from Blantyre Old Town Hall to the FA offices in Chiwembe.

The supporters are also faulting the association for barring the facility from hosting matches with just short notice to teams based in Blantyre.

They have since threatened to act if the stadium remains closed by the association.

On Wednesday, General Secretaries for the two clubs vowed to stop FAM from closing the facility saying the move is deliberate match fixing by the association to favour Lilongwe based teams.

FAM is yet to comment on the latest development.

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33 Comments

    • Iweyo ndiamene uzizatukwana fam ife titafa pa stadium po ife sitikuopapo timaziwa pokhalapo ndife afam ali ku vip timenyelapobe malile tigwetse chimenechija

  1. Ya! thats “Club liecencing’ every team must have a ground. So! u demos, go out & shout 4 ur own grounds. How can expect good resurts from the FLAMES while the sole called big TEAMS in Malawi have nothing 2 care as their own Stadiums?

  2. Anthu enanu mukuyankhula mwano, ma Stadium mukudalirawonso ndi aboma okhaokha, palibe kumalawi team ingaime pachulu ndikuonesa Stadium yoti inamanga yokha!

  3. In my own opinion the decision that was made by FAM was right and I would like to congratulate them you are so brilliant, because that’s the only way you can set a trap to both teams to start thinking and build their own stadiums if they do really love soccer, that’s what happens suit yobwereka amakuvula phwando lili pa chimake those are gvmt properties and they don’t care about your business they will keep on milking your taxes for nothing.

  4. ena tisawayiwale amamva pakatuluka magazi akufuna ena adzafepo kaye ndiye azidzati kwende wakubalaka.team izikhala ngati silver ka stadium kathukathu koma matama tho basi kachotseni mitsiriko yanuyo mukhaula chaka chake nchino osawalora amenewa.ndili ndi 2 acres kukasungu kuno dzamangeni stadium kuba zapa gate basi ata chitukuko osewera nkumavutika

  5. Its high time the so called big teams should have their own stadiums
    Kudalira mpaka liti?
    Inunso a FAM when making decisions u need to make decisions baded on factors, imagine ma team kungowadzidzimutsa league itatsala pang’ono, where will these teams go to??
    Had it been timavota tonse ma leaders onse a FAM bwezi nonse titakuchotsani udindo chifukwa u r spoiling football, we dont see any development in football

  6. ena mukuyankhula ngati kumalawi kuno mwabwera lero,ndi ndalama zingati zimene zingafunike kut stadium imangidwe? bullets ndi wanderers sangapange phindu mpaka kukhala ndi ma stadium awo awo.apart from silver ndi civo omwe amathandizidwa ndi boma ndi mateam atiso amene ali ndi ma ground awoawo.

  7. Mmalo moti mukapemphe chiwembe stadium muli busy kulimbikira kamuzu stadium yoti ikhonza kupha anthu anytime. Am a bullets die hard but utsiru uwuwu kapangeni nokha ma official

  8. Ndizomvetsa chisoni kuti ma team amene amazitcha akuluakulu muno alibe ma stadium awo amadalira stadium ya boma.mene ili stadium ya Kamuzu sili moti ikupatsa chidwi ayi china chake choopsya chitha kudzachitika ndipo odzanyozedwa adzakhala president kapena chipani cholamula ngati kuti apangitsa ndiiwowo.tiyen tingovomeleza basi olakwa adali uja adachotsa maganizo omanga stadium kuno kukaibwenzela ku Lilongwe kutisiya ife padzuwa,lero tidzipita ku balaka kapena ku zomba kukaonela mpira zimandipweteka zedi ndikaganiza

  9. Am a wanderer fan koma pa izo zokha sindingavomeleze nawo…that stadium is a death trap …we don’t want to loose innocent people

  10. but the stadium is not in good state. tsiku lina tidzalirapo pamene paja ngati sipakonzedwa. FAM’s decision was right. Of course what bullets and wanderers supporters are saying might be somehow true but it’s risky to be using the arena in its current state