As Bvumbwe fans celebrated their teamâ€™s Super League promotion following a goalless draw, the Malawi Defence Force (MDF) side went helter-skelter, driving carelessly to disperse the crowd on the pitch, and in the process, destroying food stuffs that were being sold by some businesspeople.
The food stuffs included bananas, avocado pears and boiled groundnuts.
One of the sellers, identified as Rhoda Zuze who had a child on her back, said she could not save her merchandise as she had to run for safety.
“I have lost all the money that was in the basin and all the bananas have been destroyed. The basin is also in mangled. I am helpless,” said Zuze.
Other businesspersons who lost their merchandise included Rhodney William Thathiwa and Elita Naminga.
Traditional Authority Bvumbwe and SRFL chairperson Trouble Kalua condemned the act by Changalume FC.
“What has happened here is very unfortunate. I am still failing to understand why they [Changalume] acted in that manner,” lamented the chief.
Kalua, who had already left the match venue when the incident happened, said the league would investigate the matter.
Bvumbwe Research patron James Chuma offered some solace to the victims by pledging to provide them with capital.
“What has happened is bad, but you should not worry. I will give you a little something towards your capital,” said Chuma.