Football Association of Malawi (FAM) risks a $5 000 (about K3.7 million) fine for ugly scenes that occurred at Bingu National Stadium during the 2019 Afcon qualifier between the Flames and Morocco’s Atlas Lions.
In the closing stages of the match, irate fans threw bottles on the pitch in protest against Angolan referee Helder Rodrigues’ decisions.
FAM general secretary Alfred Gunda condemned the fans’ behaviour, describing it as deplorable.
“There are no two ways about it, we are expecting a fine of not less than $5 000 in accordance with the rules and regulations of the competition.
“We condemn our fans’ behaviour in its entirety. Such acts call for sanctions and should not be entertained,” he said.
The contest, which was a dead rubber, ended 0-0.
Morocco and Cameroon qualified from the group after fishing top and second, respectively. They tied on 11 points, but Morocco had a better goal difference.
Malawi and Comoros also tied on five points, but the Flames finished third courtesy of a better goal aggregate. n