By Draxon Maloya
Ugly Scenes Marred Moyale, Chitipa Game.
The ugly scenes that started at half time during a Tnm Super League game between Moyale Barracks and Savenda Chitipa United on Sunday afternoon at Mzuzu stadium almost spoiled what could be one of the beautiful games played at the Mzuzu stadium this season.
Savenda Chitipa United refused to enter the visitors dressing room at half following the pork oils and green matters that were splashed at the entrance by unknown fans believed to be Moyale Barracks sympathysers .
As a result their peptalk was conducted outside the newly constructed stadium ablution behind the VIP stand.
Speaking during postmatatch interview the Savenda Chitipa United coach Alex Ngwira said he could not allow his boys to be intimidated in anyway hence conducted his peptalk while sitting outside the ablutiom
“My team is composed of very young boys so I did not want to see them being intimidated by anyone, and you have seen for yourselves what they threw at the entrance of the dressing room,
“But all in all I knew that Moyale Barrack has some over aged players who could not catch up with that quick type of approach of the game,” Ngwira said.
The Moyale Barracks coach, Collins Nkuna conceded that it was a difficult game for them hence making two first half substitutions.
The Lions of Kaning”‘Ina were also victims of the referee’s wrath on the day, having picked two red cards of which one went to their team manager, Victor Phiri for his misconduct on the technical area.
However, Mkuna defended a number of disciplinary flaws displayed by his technical staff member, Victor Phiri, players and supporters by blaming the officiating personnel for what he described as gross incompetence
“It was indeed a difficult game for us but incompetence on the part of the referee has contributed to a great deal of nasty things that have happened here this afternoon,” Mkuna said.
The game did not just go by without real nasty things because just after the last whistle was blown, angry Moyale Barracks officials, players and supporters invaded the pitch, overpowered the security detail and grabbed the referee, Stefano Gomani for a little slaps.
Meanwhile, the region’s Super League of Malawi (Sulom) official, Henry Banda has expressed disappointment with the ugly scenes and promised to report the matter for disciplinary action.
Savenda Chitipa United,’s Christopher Mtambo was voted man of the match having enjoyed every moment of his game
With this draw the boys from the tip of the country are yet to lose a game against any of their rivals in the region having collected maximum points against all of them in the first round.