Super League of Malawi (Sulom) has chickened out on its demand for the Fellowship Association of Malawi (Fama) Top Eight Cup organisers to formalise the hosting of the event which concludes in Lilongwe on Saturday.
Sulom general secretary Williams Banda, who demanded a report after some Red Lions players beat up referee Fransisco Scova following a 2-1 loss to Big Bullets at Kamuzu Stadium, on Wednesday said the matter was beyond them since the organisers disclosed that FAM vice-president Pikao Ngalamila graced the re-launch.
“We had asked for a meeting with them as an interested party, but since it is a cup, then FAM are better placed to handle the matter as they are above us,” said Banda who had asked the organisers to furnish Sulom with the competitionâ€™s rules and regulations, among other things.
FAM chief executive officer Suzgo Nyirenda Wednesday, too, admitted that the cup organisers thought it was automatic that their involvement with the Central Region Football Committee since last year would mean the association had blessed the cup.
“We will release a circular to all potential cup organisers that they need to come to FAM first, then we can hand them over to our affiliate,” said Nyirenda who, a day before the stadium incident met Fama cup organising secretary Japhet Majekete over the same.
After the stadium incident, Majekete said they were hosting the cup with the blessings of FAM through their Central chapter.
Lions publicity secretary Major Hilly Majowa lodged a complaint to Fama over Scovaâ€™s alleged incompetence after he disallowed the Zomba soldiers two first-half goals for off-side goals.