Written by MANENO CHIMULALA
MZUZU--Silver Strikers FC has expressed dissatisfaction over the punishment meted out against them by Super League of Malawi (SULOM) following the violence that erupted at Silver Stadium on February 9 during a TNM Super League match the team played against Epac FC.
“We can’t manage to pay the money we have been charged by SULOM. The amount is just too much and unrealistic, and we don’t know the motive behind that severe punishment,” team official Dr. Mafuta Mwale told Zodiak radio Wednesday.
The committee ordered Silver Strikers their supporters Nowa Rojasi and Dan Mhango not to take part in any football related activity for a period of six months and fined MK150, 000.00 each supporter who invaded the pitch.
The committee also ordered Silver to pay K250 000 for the misbehavior of their supporters. In addition, the club is barred from using Silver Stadium for six official games with immediate effect.
Asked on whether they will appeal the decision, Mwale said they can’t even manage to pay the fee attached to the appeal.
During the match which ended 1-1, Silver Strikers fans invaded the pitch throwing plastic bottles onto the pitch and at EPAC supporters.
Following the incident, Sulom held a disciplinary hearing which found the league leaders guilty of misconduct.
© The Maravi Post 2013