Flamboyant football supporter Raphael Nasimba caused a stir at the Kamuzu Stadium's VIP stand last Sunday when he insulted former Flames right back Elvis Kafoteka, calling him very stupid during the Big Bullets and Escom's Presidential Cup semi-final game last Sunday.
Kafoteka could not hold his anger and he confronted Nasimba to seek clarification why he was insulting him. The two had to be kept apart by onlookers who asked Kafoteka to leave the stadium and he obliged.
When interviewed to find out the bone of contention which started at the VIP toilets and spilled over to the stands, Kafoteka said his colleague, Ganizani 'Njoka' Malunga, spoke to Nasimba, who got angry.
"I was not the one who started it. I was in the loo when Njoka told Nasimba that here is Kafoteka who is a good player, pointing at me, but Nasimba reacted angrily and started insulting me. And when I saw that he had gone too far, I sought an explanation," he said.
Kafoteka, who is usually cool, said it was not his nature to quarrel with people especially those older than him.
"He is an old man and I respect him as a human being, so I already forgave him and it is not an issue to me but it hurts when people take advantage of my coolness to treat me unfairly," he said.
Nasimba conceded that it was indeed Njoka who provoked him and alleged that the two were drunk.
"Of course, it was his friend who started but Kafoteka also insulted me, he was arrogant and what he said was irrelevant.
"His friend was saying that here is a player, why not consider him? But I am not a football scout, hence I have no influence on teams to pick players. If he is a good player, how come he has no club? I realized they were drunk, so I decided to discontinue the argument," he said.
Nasimba was heard shouting at the VIP area, forcing the officials sitting there to stop watching the game to see what was going on, according to our reporter who was at the VIP stand.