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Malawi player dies on pitch



Former Malawi international midfielder Christopher John Banda died on Sunday morning while playing for a social team in the capital, Lilongwe.

Banda, 36, collapsed unchallenged while playing for Kuchekuche Stars against Man Tour in a regional qualifying game for Standard Bank Fam Cup.

The former Bullets and MTL Wanderers player was pronounced dead on arrival at Kamuzu Central Hospital. Kuchekuche organising secretary Don Shama confirmed Banda’s death to Malawi press.

“There was absolutely no contact. He just fell on his own and he was pronounced dead at the hospital,” Shama told The Nation.

A post mortem is expected to be carried on the player’s death.

Of late there has been an increase of players’ deaths, especially in Europe.



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