Written by MANENO CHIMULALA
MZUZU—TNM super league leaders, Silver Strikers are bitter with allegations that they bribed some Blantyre United players last Sunday, and have since warned to take to court all individuals behind the allegations.
The banker’s chairperson MacDonald Mafuta Mwale told local media that the allegations are tarnishing their image considering that this is not the first time for the bankers to be associated with similar allegations.
Mwale said it was very unfortunate that people are failing to accept the good performance of the team and that they deserved a win when they played Blantyre United last weekend.
He said they will track down all individuals spreading the allegations social media network forums such as face book and twitter.
“We are very much concerned with the match-fixing speculations. We are ready to take anyone spreading the allegations to court.
“We want them to give evidence on what they are speculating or they should disclose names of Silver Strikers officials alleged to have bribed Blantyre United players, otherwise this issue is an insult to Silver Strikers,” said Mwale.
Blantyre United coach Eliah Kananji reiterated on Friday that they lost the game because the bankers bribed some of his charges prior to the game.
Kananji said he will disclose names of the players believed to have received money from the league leaders.
“The player’s conduct prior and after the game showed that something fishy happened. They behaved strangely. There is no way we could lose 5-0 to the bankers. The defeat has consequently tarnished my image,” said Kananji.