Carlsberg Cup 2017: FAM Orders Officiating Personnel To Be Professionalism
The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) is calling on the officiating personnel in Saturday’s Carlsberg Cup final to be professional by observing all the rules of the game. Demand
The two teams meeting in the final are Be Forward Wanderers and Nyasa Big Bullets and the match will be played at the Bingu National Stadium in the capital city Lilongwe where the winning team will walk away with MK15 million.
The Association’s Transfer Matching System Manager Casper Jangale said he was hopeful that the match will be violence free.
He is also calling on football fans to respect the decisions of the referees during the game.
Fans and administrators have been raising concerns over poor officiating in most matches and some referees have been disciplined on the same.
FAM has also announced that it will not sell tickets for the game on the actual day to ensure that there is smooth entry into the stadium.
Apart from that, this will also ensure that no fake tickets are sold on the day of the match.
It is anticipated that gates will be opened at nine in the morning.
Authorities in Malawi are said to be ready to take the country’s FA to task over the senior national team’s continued poor run.
The minister of sports has made the disclosure after Malawi’s winless campaign at the just ended COSAFA Cup. The Flames failed to spark as they lost one match and drew twice without scoring a goal.
Henry Mussa says government is yet to receive a report by the Football Association of Malawi on why Flames’ losing streak is showing no signs of improving anytime soon. It is upon receiving the report that his ministry will engage the FA.
He earnestly believes officials of FAM did not give the country’s ex-international, Ernest Mtawali enough time to coach the team before replacing him with Belgian national, Ronny van Genegden who is four months into his two-year contract signed in April.
Malawi have managed to score a single goal in all their international matches since van Geneugden was hired.
Mussa says the country’s football governing body “lacks a sense of direction and needs to do a lot of soul searching.”
He has gone further to brand Malawi’s jersey at the 2017 COSAFA Cup in South Africa as a huge embarrassment to the nation.
On the other hand, FAM’s Commercial and Marketing director who has conceded that the uniform is indeed oversized says the FA is almost done with the process of buying a new Umbro uniform for the senior national team.
Limbani Matola says FAM is currently sourcing quotations and deal packages from suppliers after a new design was approved.
Football Association of Malawi (FAM) Competitions and Media manager Gomezgani Zakazaka has been appointed by Fifa to lead the Fifa connect workshop in Zimbabwe on March 1 and 2.
The worn-out 26-seater bus which broke down after Be Forward Wanderers won in Bus Ipite Bonanza on January 2, is back on the road.