Tigers coach Leo Mpulula was drenched in beers by suspected Silver fans as he walked to the dressing room, after his side lost 2-0 to hosts Silver Strikers on Sunday.
Meanwhile, the Azam Tigers coach has lodged a complaint to Sulom against the unnamed Silver Strikers supporters who assaulted him.
It had to take Silver board chairperson Kelvin Mâ€™mangisa to apologise to Mpulula who expressed shock at the incident. Silver head coach Thom Mkorongo also apologised to Mpulula for the nasty incident.
â€œI never expected this at this stadium. It is very bad considering that I do not drink,â€ said Mpulula.
The result on the pitch, however, reflected the general play of the day as it was Silver that put up a grand performance.
The victory was sweetened by the news that Peter Pindani had been called to join the Flames.
â€œIt is good news for Peter (Pindani) who has been playing exceptionally well. He deserves to be part of the national team,â€ said Mkorongo.
In an interview yesterday, Mpulula claimed that the incident happened as he was being interviewed by some reporters after the game.
â€œSome Silver Strikers supporters, who were wearing their teamâ€™s replica jerseys started hurling insults at me. As if that was not enough, they started pulling my jacket in all directions. They also poured beer on me.
â€œActually, it was the reporters who rescued me while security men were just watching,â€ said Mpulula.
He said he also took up the issue with Silverâ€™s chairperson Dr McDonald Mafuta-Mwale as well as Mâ€™mangisa who assured him that they would discipline the supporters.
â€œI, actually, showed the two officials some of the Silver Strikers supporters who assaulted me,â€ said Mpulula.
The Tigers coach said he could not understand why the supporters behaved in the manner they did considering that they won the match.
â€œI did not even offend them,â€ he said.
In a letter dated June 4 2012 addressed to Sulom president, Mpulula claims he was assaulted while being interviewed by the media after the game.
Part of the letter reads: â€œI look at this behaviour as very unbecoming, unsporting and risky to our lives as coaches. I would, therefore, like to ask your disciplinary committee to act on this unsporting behaviour which has been displayed by Silver Strikers supporters.â€
Sulom president Innocent Bottomani said he was yet to receive Mpululaâ€™s letter.
â€œBut it is very unfortunate. Once we get the complaint we will institute an investigation into the matter,â€ said Bottomani.