Mafco coach Stereo Gondwe says his charges would no longer be paying attention to officiation standards but concentrate on playing and accepting TNM Super League results.
Gondwe, during 2-2 draw with Big Bullets at the Kamuzu Stadium, was a model of calm often gesturing to his players, some of whom were being fouled, never to retaliate or remonstrate against referee Samuel Mangansanja.
“This is how we have resolved to be conducting ourselves. It is our new way of life. If we have to play in the Super League then we have to observe fair play. We cannot keep grudges with referees. It’s not war,” said the former Moyale Barracks defender.
So modest was Gondwe that before the game he joked with Bullets coach Eddingtone Ng’onamo and his right hand man Gerald Phiri.
Man of the match Sadani Magwere was the worst victim as some Bullets players played rough on him, leaving him in heaps.
Mafco just like most Malawi Defence Force football clubs are seen as being militant on officiation, often sparking trouble. Mafco picked more cards last season, according to Super League records.