Dzaleka-based referee Romeo Binjangala is in agony after an attack by Lilongwe Veterans supporters and players left him with a broken leg during Central Region Football Association (CRFA) Chipiku League match against Mtsilira United at Mchezi ground.
Lilongwe Veterans players and supporters descended on the Rwandan referee after the final whistle in reaction to the red card which was shown to their captain in the second-half in a match Mtsiliza won 2-1.
Binjangala was whisked away by well-wishers to African Bible College (ABC) hospital for treatment.
National Football Referees Association (NFRA) general secretary Chris Kalichero condemned the acts.
“This is very bad. We condemn this,” he said.
CRFA vice-general Antonio Manda said the attack on the referee was a Police case.
“This has no room in football. When we thought we have done with violence, some still take laws of the game in their hands. This is a police case and we hope the law enforcers will apprehend the suspects,” he said.
Mtsiliza are on position six with 33 points while Lilongwe Veterans are stuck at the bottom of the 20-team table with 15 points.