I LOOKED forward to watching the Kitwe derby between Nkana and Power Dynamos.
While the game lived to its billing as derby, the punch-up involving the two teams was very embarrassing.
Saturday’s officiating was bad to say the least.
There was a full-fledged fight on the pitch but, surprisingly, only one player got the marching orders.
Clearly, referee Derrick Kafuli lost it.
I know there is rivalry between the two teams but going to the extent of fighting was very unprofessional and ugly, especially that the game was seen in most African countries.
Africa has several derbies; Simba vs Young Africans, Gor Mahia vs AFC Leopards, Al Ahli vs Zamalek, Al Hilal vs El Merreikh, Kaizer Chiefs vs Orlando Pirates, but none fight like ours do.
FAZ and clubs should take stern action against the perpetrators of the violence to deter future fights.