Nyasa Big Bullets say they are still pursuing the Airtel Top 8 case despite Football Association of Malawi’s (FAM) decision to reject their appeal for failing to meet the deadline and pay the appeal fee.
Among other punishments, the People’s Team was fined over K7 million and will not take part in next year’s edition of the tournament for causing ugly scenes during their final match against Blue Eagles at Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe which the Malawi Police Service (MPS) side won 1-0.
FAM competitions’ subcommittee chairperson Jabbar Alide and general secretary Alfred Gunda said having failed to meet the appeal requirements, the issue is a closed chapter.
“According to the rules and regulations of the competition, an appeal is supposed to be filed within 48 hours together with the require fee and Bullets did not do that.
“At local level that is the end of it, unless they want to take it up with the Court of Arbitration for Sports,” Alide was quoted as saying by Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS) on Tuesday.
And asked if there is a probability of pursuing the matter with the Court of Arbitration for Sports, Bullets chief executive officer Fleetwood Haiya said: “We are talking to FAM on the same and we will meet the GS [of FAM] before end of business [yesterday].”
However, Gunda said he was only aware about a meeting relating to the new Kamuzu Stadium fixed charges. n