Southern Region Football League (SRFL) disciplinary committee has fined Changalume Barracks and Liwonde Medicals following chaos that took place soon after their league match at Liwonde Community ground on September 29 2012.
SRFL general secretary George Pagaja on Saturday said the committee fined Changalume K15 000 (about $44) for beating up Liwonde supporters whereas Liwonde will pay K10 000 (about $30) for failure to enforce security at the ground as a home team. The soldiers won the game 2-1.
He said the two teams are expected to pay the fines before the start of second-round matches.
Said Pagaja: “Changalume have been fined K10 000 for beating up Liwonde Medicals supporters who accused the referee (Felix Makolija) of bias. The referee was ably protected by Changalume players and officials, but after releasing him, they went on rampage and beat up the supporters, hence the fine.
“We have also fined them K5 000 (about $14) for concealing the identity of the person who beat up a Liwonde Medicals official (Benard Masulani).”
He added that the letter addressed to Changalume FC serves as the last warning, arguing there have been several complaints from teams over their conduct.
“We have been getting concerns from some teams regarding the conduct of the soldiers whenever they lose a match. They risk a ban if they continue that behaviour,” he said.