By Staff Writer:
Mighty Mukuru Wanderers Football Club has pleaded guilty to the charges of misconduct and bringing the game of football into disrepute.
Football Association of Malawi (FAM) summoned the team some days ago following incidents that happened at Dedza Stadium during the FDH Bank Cup round of 16 which Wanderers were playing Dedza Dynamos.
“We have learnt of these most unfortunate incidents that are reported to have happened at Dedza Stadium in our round of sixteen (16) match against Dedza Dynamos. As a Board of Directors, we do not condone such wayward behaviour perpetartd by none other than football players from our team. We do not think that we can stand before any tribunal to mount a plausible defence.
“We would therefore like to extend our profound apologies for the behaviour so displayed. We have meanwhile launched an internal enquiry to identify who amongst our players were involved in this unfortunate incident. Once found, we will subject such persons to our internal discipline.
“Now that we have accepted liability for the bad incident, we would, however ask FAM to exercise sympathetic consideration slapping us with probably a suspended sentence because this is the first case where our players have been involved in such an incident. We trust our players will not be involved in similar incidents in future,” said the team’s Board Secretary Humphrey Mvula in a letter dated August 18, responding to FAM
Display of strange behaviour and tampering with the pitch and thedressing room area due to juju beliefs contrary to Article 24.9 of the 2022 FDH Bank Cup Rules and Regulations by urinating on the pitch upon arrival at the stadium and poured urine around the dressing room area, nringing the game of football into disrepute contrary to Article 67 of the FAM Disciplinary Code by failing to control their players from engaging in improper conduct as per Count 1 above and their actions brought the game of football, FAM and name of the sponsor into disrepute.