Red Arrows deny allegations made by FC Muza, accuse opponents of seeking sympathy


Red Arrows Football Club has distanced itself from allegations by Maestro United Football Club (FC Muza) and other media that the club was responsible for the abandonment of the week 30 Match played on Saturday.

Red Arrows Football Club Media Liaison and Public Relations Officer, Misheck Kalembwe, in a statement issued on Sunday in Lusaka is disappointed that the match was prematurely abandoned on the advice of the Match Commissioner and his officiating team.

Kalembwe said it was the visiting team that walked out of the pitch before the start of second half.

He said the club is yet to be furnished with a detailed report as to why the match officials decided to call off the match despite having passed all checklists to sanction the hosting of the said match.

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“The Club further learnt through social media that FC Muza reported a case of assault to the Police, saying Red Arrows Football Club, shall respectfully cooperate with the Police during investigations into the alleged assault,” Kalembwe said.

He said nevertheless, the club find the allegations and subsequent report made at the Police Station by FC Muza as an act of cheap desperation to attract public sympathy because Police Officers assigned to manage the game on ground did not record and arrest anyone for assault.

Arrows vs Muza Match was abandoned on Saturday allegedly on grounds that there was lack of security at the Stadium.

This is according to the decision which was made by Match Officials after an incident of splashing of water in the tunnel and beating of FC Muza players and Coach.

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