Faz has turned the heat on Mufulira Wanderers after Sunday’s riot at Shinde Stadium that led to the late abandonment of their Faz division 1 north week 16 game against Kitwe United.
“Mighty” fans mounted a pitch invasion in the 87th minute after Humphrey Mumbi’s late equalizer as Wanderers enjoyed a 1-0 lead up to that stage.
The Fans later took their anger into the Shinde car park were they shattered the windows and damaged United’s team bus and the away side official’s vehicles.
Faz says it will deal with the case “expeditiously” and that hooliganism had no place in the game.
Football House today also sent out official letters to both Wanderers and United to give their respective versions of Sunday’s riots.
Meanwhile, Wanderers have since issued a statement regretting Sunday’s incident.
And in the abandoned game, Wanderers took the lead in the 55th minute before referee Robinson Mbewe awarded United an 87th minute penalty.
Humphrey Mumbi went on to convert the penalty before bedlam ensued.
Wanderers currently lie 3rd on the division 1 table on 29 points from 17 league games.
The Shinde side together with 2nd placed Zamtel on 31 points are battling for the second promotion place behind runaway leaders Forest Rangers on 39 points.
The 9-time league champions and cup campaigners have been relegated twice since they debut demotion in 2002 before briefly returning for one season to the top-flight in 2005.
The incident at Shinde comes a year after Faz handed Nkana 12-month stadium ban from May 2007 due to hooliganism.
Nkana were barred from playing all their home games inside Kitwe including Kalulushi and Chambishi before the ban was lifted at the end of last season.