2 Referees banned for demanding money from Team officials

By Staff Reporter

National Football Referees Association NFRA on Saturday suspended Charles Bulazio and Arthur Chilimba for allegedly demanding money from team officials when they were assigned to officiate games between Arkas Flight vs Support Battallion and Civil Sporting vs Farming respectively.

This means that the two will not be allowed to officiate any game for 36 months.

Banned: Chilimba

According to a statement signed by NFRA’s General Secretary Chris Kalichero, the decision follows a disciplinary committee’s findings that the two were indeed involved in the malpractice during the FDH Cup matches.

A leaked WhatsApp conversation between Chilimba and Civil Sporting’s team manager Gabriel Chirwa revealed that Chilimba was demanding money from Chirwa for him to favour his team during the round of 32 encounter of the FDH Cup.

However Chirwa refused to give Chilimba the money and Civil went on to loose the game against Sable farming on post match penalties.