Capital City Football giant, Silver Strikers supporters have set the bar by promising to put in place mechanisms of avoiding violence ahead of 2020 TNM Super League.
The supporters were involved in a few violent cases last year, with the biggest one being during the semifinals of the FISD Challenge Cup following their 4-0 loss to Blue Eagles.
First task for the Bankers in the league is a Capital City derby with Civil Service Club at Civo Stadium on Sunday.
Mtandile township-based Silver supporter, Boston Mose said they want to be very peaceful this season and focus on supporting their team on the field of play.
“Of course, we have been accused of causing some violence during our matches last season but things will be different this year. We want to be good supporters and we hope we will never be involved in any violence,” he said.
The supporters’ chairperson, King ‘No fear’ Malaya said they had a sensitisation exercise to warn their followers on the effects of violence in various football grounds.
He said any supporter involved in violent activities at the stadiums will be arrested and the law will take its cause.
“Let me assure all football fans that this season the Bankers will not be involved in any case of violence like what happened last year especially in FISD challenge cup semifinals against Blue Eagles at Civo stadium. We have lears that violence creates bad image of the team and our football industry. But this season we are promising not to cause any violence in our games,” Malaya added.
Apart from the FISD Cup incident, the Bankers were also involved in another feud with Be Forward Wanderers in a Super League match.