The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has said it will impose hefty fines and bans on coaches and club executives for their outbursts in the media on football issues.
This follows recent insults on radios and in newspapers by coaches against officiating personnel as well as verbal wars between executives of some teams.
FAMâ€™s move comes barely a week after Super League of Malawi (Sulom) also warned that it will punish officials and players who post derogatory statements against the league and its sponsors on social networks.
FAM general secretary Suzgo Nyirenda said they have come up with a code of conduct for officials on how to present themselves in the media.
â€œRecently, coachesâ€™ remarks against referees have been disgusting and unprofessional. Coaches have been insulting referees publicly, which is not allowed in football
â€œAs such, we are coming up with strict measures that any remarks by coaches against referees or any football authority regarding an official decision will be put under scrutiny,â€ said Nyirenda.
Â He also said FAM has asked Fifa to fund a workshop on general secretaries and spokespersons on how to present themselves in the media.
In a related development, Nyirenda said the Carlsberg Cup organising committee failed to meet on Tuesday to discuss the fracas that erupted last Saturday as Bullets lost 2-1 to Super Eagles in Mzuzu.
FAM warned that Bullets risk a hefty punishment if found guilty of the alleged crime.