Ekwendeni Hammers say a state of confusion led to the club to forget players’ registration cards that resulting to the failure of their TNM Super League match against Blue Eagles on Saturday at Nankhaka in Lilongwe.
In an interview yesterday, Ekwendeni patron Gift Mkandawire said being their maiden season in the top-flight, the team lacks experience in administration.
“I haven’t seen the verdict, but we have very little to defend.
“The team has just come into the Super League and in terms of administration experience, we are not there yet. We are still in the learning process,” he said.
On his part, Ekwendeni coach Eston Kadenge Mwafulirwa also said it was unfortunate for them to forget the cards
“It was a shameful thing and it will not happen again. We didn’t expect this, but life has to go on. If we had won the game it would have made a difference on our position on the log table,” he said.
Meanwhile, Sulom has fined Ekwendeni K500 000, apart from losing three points to Blues Eagles with a 2-0 margin.
Sulom general secretary Williams Banda said yesterday this is in line with the rules and regulations of the game.
However, Mkandawire blamed Eagles for not accepting Ekwendeni’s suggestion to provide the cards electronically.
“After producing electronic copies as advised by Sulom, Blue Eagles should have accepted. Sulom tried in the spirit of fairplay for the game to take place,” he said.
Ekwendeni held Civo United to a goalless draw on Sunday.