Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Africa

Flowers © Action Images

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.



Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Dr Errol Sweeney
Armchair refs make me sick
There’s a great expression by Clint Eastwood in one of his “Dirty Harry” movies that epitomises...

Segun Odegbami
Worries for Enrique, Mourinho and Oliseh
Three international coaches have been on my mind this week. The first is Luis Enrique.

Neil Tovey
Rakhale – kasi star on the rise
Thabo Rakhale has come on in leaps and bounds as a player since he debuted for Sivutsa Stars during...

Emeka Enyadike
All eyes on Coutinho
Phillippe Coutinho produced one of the standout moments of the opening week of the Premier League.

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
De Gea won't determine United's season
I watched Manchester United’s EPL match at a snow bound White Hart Lane in January 2013.

Sunday Oliseh
EPL will be a heated battle
Many thought it would be business as usual for Chelsea as they took on Arsenal at the Wembley...