Silver Strikers have instructed their lawyer Thabo Chakaka Nyirenda to take legal action against an individual who is smearing match-fixing mud on the Bankers.
Nyirenda confirmed on Tuesday that the club had identified the individual who is posting on social networks such as Facebook and other websites suggesting that Silver bribed Blantyre United players to lose 5-0 in Sunday’s TNM Super League match.
Another individual also implicated Silver last year in match-fixing allegations that involved their defender Chipiliro Jose when he was at Escom United.
“These allegations are unfounded, baseless and border on madness; they are painting a bad image of Silver. These issues are emanating from jealousy since Silver is a successful club, enjoying decent sponsorship. We have to look at the forces behind this person. It is a conspiracy against Silver. We will report to police and seek private prosecution,” said Nyirenda.
On Monday, Silver general secretary Owen Munthali confirmed that they would take legal action to protect their image and that of their sponsors.
Super League of Malawi general secretary Williams Banda said Silver were yet to lodge a formal complaint on the matter, but he advised those who have evidence to report to police or the Anti-Corruption Bureau.
Blantyre United have instituted their own investigations into the matter.
The individual posted a supposed text message in which a Blantyre United player is claiming to be broke and asking a Silver official for some money prior to the game.