Malawi Red Cross Society (MRCS) first aiders have temporarily withdrawn their services from TNM Super League games at Zomba Community Centre ground citing a misunderstanding on allowance modalities from the gate collections.
The first aiders were conspicuously missing during Super League games last week when Red Lions played Mafco on Saturday, and also when Evirom played Epac FC on Sunday.
In an interview on Thursday, MRCS youth director for Zomba, Rodney Kayuni, confirmed the development.
“It is true we have temporarily suspended our services from Super League matches at Zomba Community Centre ground. We have not been getting enough as our cut from the gate collections and this put us in an awkward position when it comes to buying supplies for the medical kit for First Aid.
“But the issue is still being handled by the authorities and we shall see the outcome when an agreement has been reached,” said Kayuni.
He added that much as they understand that they are volunteers, a consideration could also be made on most of the first aiders who, he said, come from outside Zomba City.
In a separate interview, Zomba City Council recreation supervisor Richard Chipungu said first aiders are supposed to attend pre-match meetings where issues of gate collections are discussed.