Zakazaka - Neutral venue

Zakazaka – Neutral venue

MZUZU (Malawi NewsNow ) —The Walter Nyamilandu’s led Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has been accused of sheer incompetence and unsportsmanship by Malawi Defence Force sponsored football club, Moyale of Mzuzu,

The accusations are contained in a letter by Moyale to FAM questioning choice of venue for the Carlsberg Cup semi-finals involving the team and Mighty Be Forward Wanderers FC, saying the body is being unfair to the club.

The letter signed by the club’s General Secretary Lieutenant P M K GAUSI, the club is asking FAM to reverse its decision and allow the match to be played at Mzuzu Stadium and not Civo Stadium in Lilongwe.

“We would like to observe that this year’s competition has been a classic example of poor management, a supposed reflection of the current FAM administration which fails to see obvious unwelcome politics in football, and that it would not want to bring in the controversy of Moyale FC failing to pitch up at the venue because of your apparent unfairness, unsportmanship and shear incompetence as regards to basic rules of the game of football.

“Of course as per your mediocre explanation, Civo Stadium is a neutral venue for Moyale FC and Be Forward Wanderers FC. What of Big Bullets FC playing Silver Strikers FC at Kamuzu Stadium? Is this a neutral venue?”

Moyale contends that FAM throughout the Carlsberg Cup has been to “deliberately frustrate” the club by scheduling all their games away.

“We would like to believe that it is important for Carlsberg Malawi, sponsors of the competition, to market their products across the country by ensuring that Northern Region and particularly Mzuzu customers get a glimpse of at least one quarterfinal- onward game of this years competition, and also to market their newly Oxygen refurbished plant in Mzuzu using such an opportunity. However with the choice of your venues, it appears more of a mockery to Northern Region Customers and in effect jeopardises the very purpose on why Carlsberg Malawi is continuing to Sponsor the Competition.”

But FAM competitions manager Gomezgani Zakazaka said the fixture is at neutral ground as Wanderers will also travel.

Moyale has since threatened not to honour the fixture if FAM will stick to its decision.