Indeni refutes involvement in Mpulungu Harbour players and officials manhandling
Eden University/FAZ National Division One log leaders, Indeni has refuted media reports that they’d were involved in the manhandling of Mpulungu Harbour players and officials after their match on Saturday.
Team Oilo strongly refuted the claims in a press statement made available to the ZamFoot Crew.
According to the Bola Yaku Mwesu Facebook page, Indeni was allegedly involved in the physical manhandling and harassment of Mpulungu Harbour Football Club players and officials at Indeni Sports Complex after their Week 23 league match that ended 2-1 in favor of the home team.
“Indeni Football Club wishes to vehemently distance itself from claims made in an article published and circulated on social media by a page named “Bola ya kumwesu” in which the club has been accused of having played a part in the alleged physical manhandling and harassment of Mpulungu Harbour Football Club players and officials at Indeni Sports Complex after the Week 23 league match that ended 2-1 in favor of the home team.
Contrary to the circulated publication also shared on Mpulungu Harbours’ official Facebook page, none of the club officials, players, technical or support staff played any role in the altercation that erupted between the visiting team and the match officials or the security personal in professional officers Zambia Police from Ndola Central Police deployed at the venue.
Moreover, it should be noted that scuffle only involved the visiting team’s goalkeeper who misconducted himself by attempting to attack match officials and Zambia Police officers whom he abused upon trying to stop him.
The club is firmly rooted in and upholds the spirit of fair play highly and will always aim to conduct itself in line with the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) regulations and gives its visiting teams the outmost courteous and respect.”
Indeni also stated that they were ready to help in investigations into the matter. The club went on to also express displeasure with the unbalanced reporting by Bola Yaku Mwesu.
“The club is open and ready to comply in assisting with any investigations into the matter that may be instituted and if required to do so.
We further wish to express our displeasure at the unethical and lack of fair and balanced reporting exhibited by the aforenamed reporter who neglected to get all parties’ accounts on the matter before publishing the report that could potentially bring the name of the club including its stakeholders and partners into disrepute.
We also wish to advise the media to get in touch with the club through its media team to verify their reports before publishing as unbalanced reports also have the potential to mislead the public.”
Indeni is currently top of the National Division One with 49 points tied with Chingalika, Kitwe United as the two Copperbelt giants push for promotion to the Super League.
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