Kamuzu Barracks (KB) have denied claims that their supporters assaulted their Epac FC counterparts during Saturday’s TNM Super League game at Civo Stadium.
In the complaint to Sulom secretariat, through a letter dated January 20 2013, signed by general secretary Roy Mdechi, Epac claims their supporters Mabvuto Osman and a Mr. Ayami were assaulted by KB fans.
“One of the victims Mr. Mabvuto Osman was left with a bruised rib and sought medical attention on the same evening after the game at Kamatenda Clinic in Area 23,” reads Epac’s letter in part.
Mdechi further says one Epac supporter identified two Kamuzu Barracks fans as culprits because one of them, a lady, was in a camouflage pair of trousers and boots.
The Epac GS blames KB for contravening a Super League of Malawi (Sulom) article which mandates home teams to provide security to visitors.
“The same Kamuzu Barracks supporters in our previous three encounters against Escom United hurled insults to our players and even threw missiles at the assistant referee. Against Kabwafu FC, the same Kamuzu Barracks supporters left their stand and provoked our supporters,” Mdechi alleged.
But KB general secretary Dickson Mtontholo insisted on Tuesday that there was no violence during and after the TNM Super League game which ended 0-0.
“It is a lie. In any case, how did they have the fans treated all the way to a clinic in Area 23 when there are other clinics nearby. We were supposed to play Silver Strikers, but Epac asked for us, expecting a walkover and they are now frustrated,” said Mtontholo.
Sulom general secretary Williams Banda said, as of Monday, they were yet to receive Epac’s letter.