Nyasa Big Bullets have breached a K2.5 million suspended fine condition following the violence that marred the Airtel Top 8 final against Blue Eagles at Bingu National Stadium (NBS) in Lilongwe on Sunday, The Nation can reveal.
Football Association of Malawi (FAM) meted out the suspended fine on Bullets in November 2017 following the violence that erupted during Fisd Challenge Cup round of 16 match against Karonga United at MDC Stadium in Blantyre.
Bullets now face similar charges after their supporters went on the rampage after their 1-0 to Blue Eagles.
FAM general secretary Alfred Gunda yesterday confirmed that Bullets were on K2.5 million suspended fine, whose conditions were that they should not be involved in any similar case for two years.
“I cannot pre-empt the disciplinary procedure. But I can confirm that Bullets are indeed on suspended K2.5 million fine for various offences during the Fisd Challenge Cup match against Karonga United,” he said.
According to the verdict which FAM released in November last year, Bullets were found guilty on four counts.
They were found guilty of unsporting behaviour contrary to Article 24.1 of the 2017 Fisd Challenge Cup rules and regulations.
The supporters were also charged with bullying of opponents’ team officials, players and Joy TV Cameraman contrary to Article 24.12 of the regulations.
Further, the Bullets fans were also responsible for inciting violence contrary to Article 24.18 and bringing the game of football into disrepute contrary to Article 24.21 of the regulations.
Bullets were warned not to be found guilty of similar offences for two years.
“In case of breach of the conditions of the suspended sentence, the K2.5 million will immediately become payable in addition to any other fines which may be levied with any new charges,” read the November 2017 verdict.
FAM also suspended 12 Bullets supporters namely; Matthews Gunde, Kasiya Whayo, Kelly Ngozo, Rashid Useni, Precious Amos, Judah Anderson, Wisdom Shaibu, Shaibu Saidi, Dyton Bello and Bruno Gama for their involvement in the violence.