Luwinga Police in Mzuzu has granted bail to Mzuzu University (Mzuni) FC kitmaster and a watchman pending a theft case to be taken to court soon.
The two Mzuni employees were arrested and charged with theft of six Flames jerseys and three shorts whose value is yet to be established.
Mzuzu Police spokesperson Sergeant Maurice Chapola confirmed the news on Monday, saying the incident happened when Flames coaches Young Chimodzi, Jack Chamangwana and technical director John Kaputa were in the Northern Religion for the Flames talent identification exercise last week.
“It is alleged that after the Flames wound up their Wednesday training, the uniforms were handed over to the kitmaster by one of the Mzuni officials to be washed, but after doing that, as he went for lunch, the kitmaster handed over the items to the watchman,” said Chapola.
He said when the kitmaster counted the items later, he allegedly noticed that six green and red jerseys and shorts were missing and the matter was reported to Luwinga Police by Chamangwana.
Chapola said the two were arrested pending investigations, but were granted bail on Thursday. He said the two will be taken to court soon to answer the charges of theft.
Mzuni FC general secretary Crispin Mphande confirmed that the two are out on bail, but the uniforms are still missing.
Kaputa confirmed the incident in a telephone interview on Monday, but said Mzuni officials were better placed to explain what had happened to the jerseys which were in their custody.