Chirambo death overshadows Bullets exit in CAF Champions League

Bullets FC were shown an exit-door in the 2015 CAF Champions League on Sunday after a 1-1 draw against AL-Hilal of Sudan in a lowly patronized encounter at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.

Match action between Bullets and Al Hal at Kamuzu Stadium -Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times

Match action between Bullets and Al Hal at Kamuzu Stadium -Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times

Touchline tactics, coaches share tips with players -Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times

Touchline tactics, coaches share tips with players -Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times

Few people in the stands watching the game -Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times

Few people in the stands watching the game -Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times

Watching the match dangerously -Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times

Watching the match dangerously -Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times

Dejected players for Bullets after being shown the exit dorin Caf -Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times

Dejected players for Bullets after being shown the exit dorin Caf -Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times

The Peoples Team, whose defender Douglas Chirambo died a few hours before the game after a long illness, bowed out 5-1 on aggregate having lost the first round, first leg 4-0 in Khartoum.

Sunday’s match experienced low patronage due to gate fee rise from K1000 to K2000 in the open stands.

Wearing black arm bands, the Bullets kicked-off the match on a high note as they kept the visitors on a tight rope but they striking force was blunt.

Jaffalie Chande and Tigzowere Kumwenda were left with the mantle to score goals but they kept chasing their own shadows as David Simbo guarded AL-Hilal defence jealously.

The game exploded to life after the break when the Bullets snatched the lead through James Chilapondwa’s 74th minute penalty, awarded after Seyifu Masawi’s handball.

However, the lead was short-lived. It was wiped out two minutes later by Al Hilal’s super substitute Frank Boubacar’s neat finish.

Meanwhile, Blantyre fans will pay their last respects for Chirambo Monday  April 6 at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.

Thereafter Lilongwe fans will also pay their last respects at his sister’s house in Area 14 before proceeding to Rumphi, where he will be finally laid to rest on Tuesday

Bullets: Vincent Gona, Bashir Maunde ,Miracle Gabeya, Pilirani Zonda, Yamikani Fodya ,Victor Limbani, Fischer Kondowe (Dalitso Siliva), James Chilapondwa, Dalitso Sailesi, Jaffalie Chande( Dave Ng’ambi ), Tizgobele Kumwenda (Mussa Manyenje).

Al Hilal: Luis Maxim , Althahil Ather, Seyifu Masawi, David Simbo ,Bashir Mawi, Masadine Hamid, Masadine Shingeri, Mahamad Besha, Kariko Mudather (Wahid Allaaidine), Sala Ibrahim (Boubacar Frank), Omar Sidibe (Soulymane Komote).

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62 thoughts on “Chirambo death overshadows Bullets exit in CAF Champions League”

  1. Chiko Baluwa says:

    RIP Daga ,popanda iwe maule tidali chabe team ikadatha kale iyi.

  2. Daga rest in internal peace

  3. Brethren Jimmy Kapindu says:

    Maule,Welcome back home.Tiphane phaneno ku supa ligi.silva ilolanso kulanditsa chikho chaka chino?Kaya tiona.Nanga Mighty B Foward;Moyale?

  4. God take Daga for eternal peace.we mc your deeds.

  5. martin lolani says:

    Maule tsopano tibweze ngongole zija. May the de soul of Chirambo rest in internal peace

  6. Paul Benala says:

    ause ndi mtendere

  7. MAMINA says:

    NJALA NTHENDA NSANJE UFITI

    MULUNGU DALITSANI / TETEDZANI MALAWI !!

  8. Norbert julius says:

    Douglas,may his soul rest in internal peace

  9. ARTOM says:

    Vuto C Dziko Koma Abullets

  10. kambondoma says:

    Banja la Bullets laluza munthu ofunika ndi mzimu wa mwana wakwithu Chirambo wuwuse mumtende viwawa paifwa cha

  11. Mark Markc says:

    Boma limayenera kumuthandiza m2yu coz being aNational team Player ndichimozimozi mu2 ogwira m’boma!RIP

  12. Dr Bakha says:

    addition to that after players reyired from football they become beggers

  13. Dr Bakha says:

    as we all know evryone in this country after working he gets a pension or gratuities.why not our players,government should think of that coz we have seen dagaras chirambo struggling with his life failling to get k2,500,000 to go to the hospital in south africa for head sugery which is not fair for someone who played for the malawi national team and big bullets.i understand that when he was addimited at thyolo hospital not even a single official went to see him.this is very unhuman.we hav the players who retired from football who are struggling.or imagine a player has a permanent injury that he is not going to play again they all rot townships.

  14. opportunist says:

    Am greatly disappointed with the Daglous has handled during his illness .No one seems was not interested to take step ahead .Otherwise this country has referred several patients to RSA or India for treatment i don’t know why his case was different .RIP

  15. chika says:

    MHSRIP..wat a loss!!

  16. musa chilo says:

    zomvensa chisoni talutsa munthu walutso ndiye mmalo momulilira nzatuwu tapeza njira yorodzana dzara tiyeni tigwense nkhope pansi tathaya munthu walunso yemwe akana chukisa dziko latu, nzimu wa daggar uuze muntendere mulungu landilani nzimu wake pomukululukira machimo ake ameen

  17. Acton Chavinda says:

    kwathu nkhalira basis.

  18. wodabwa says:

    Koma kutumiza zibwezi zanu achina princes chitsulo kunja kukalandila chithandizo cha pamwamba koma malawi national team player ayi . Choncho wina aziti umphawi suumpha ? Ndilibe nanu mawu

  19. welamdindi panji welamdimi says:

    Football management has been the problem. Those managing football starting from FAM to club level. You don’t have welfare for your own players. It’ embarrancing. You celebrate when the play for you a,d turn a blind eye when they are in problems. Shame on you!

  20. wodabwa says:

    Koma kutumiza zibwezi zanu achina princes chitsulo kunja kukalandila chithandizo cha pamwamba koma malawi national team ayi . Choncho wina aziti umphawi suumpha ? Ndilibe nanu mawu

  21. DPP Guru says:

    Kondi waphetsa Daga. Pamkafunika kuchipatala

  22. timothy mandambwe says:

    RIP Douglas.

  23. Davie Msankhire says:

    MHSRIP..

  24. Daniel Phiri says:

    Malawi is a rotten nation. Why are you going to display remains of a guy at a stadium and then later in Lilongwe? Why couldn’t you organize a fundraising match for him to access the treatment he needed in South Africa. This country of 10 million dirt poor villagers and 5 million slum dwellers ruled by a clueless law professor makes me sick!

    1. Apolice alikt awamange anthuwa pa mulandu wakupha player okondedwayu iya ntchito kuba ndalama za team basi zitdiru

  25. Young K says:

    Sorry to all palestinians .Death is so cruel. Sorry again for the exit HARDLUCK

  26. kholes says:

    Rest in peace section 65 Dagalasi chilambo

  27. mphande yituwa says:

    Rlp

  28. Santa says:

    Zomvetsa chisoni kwambiri

  29. EZEKIEL GENESIS PHIRI says:

    The World Of Football

  30. Auph says:

    RIP daga

  31. m'bona says:

    RIP

  32. kaya says:

    MHSRIP,BB,TNM SUPER LEAG,FAM, SPORTS COUNCLE,MINISTRY OF SPORTS and MALAWI GOVERMENT MUYANKHULEPO KUMBALI YANU TIKUFUNA KUMVA CHIFUKWA CHOMWE MWALEPHELERA KUTHANDIZA MATENDA ALATE DOUGLAS?WHAT IS 2.5MILLION KWACHA NOW ADAYS?BIZE KUPANGA MAALLAWANCE BASI,OUT OF ALL MILLION YOU HAVE FALLING TO HELP POOR PLAYER,NO WONDER MIYEZI ITATU MAPLAYER WITHOUT PAY,WHAT KIND OF FOOTBALL ADMINISTRIES ARE YOU?FALLING TO HELP FOOTBALL PLAYER SHAME TO YOU &YOUR FAMILIES.PLAYERS WAKE UP GUY DON’T ALLOW THIS,HAVE MEDICAL COVERIES,poor administries.DOUGLAS MYSRIP,AMEN

  33. kaya says:

    MHSRIP,BB,TNM SUPER LEAG,FAM, SPORTS COUNCLE,MINISTRY OF SPORTS and MALAWI GOVERMENT MUYANKHULEPO KUMBALI YANU TIKUFUNA KUMVA CHIFUKWA CHOMWE MWALEPHELERA KUTHANDIZA MATENDA ALATE DOUGLAS?WHAT IS 2.5MILLION KWACHA NOW ADAYS?BIZE KUPANGA MAALLAWANCE BASI,OUT OF ALL MILLION YOU HAVE FALLING TO HELP POOR PLAYER,NO WONDER MIYEZI ITATU MAPLAYER WITHOUT PAY,WHAT KIND OF FOOTBALL ADMINISTRIES ARE YOU?FALLING TO HELP FOOTBALL PLAYER SHAME TO YOU &FAMILIES.PLAYERS WAKE UP GUY DON’T ALLOW THIS,HAVE MEDICAL COVERIES,poor administries

  34. akatswiri says:

    Rest in Perfect Peace Daga.

  35. akatswiri says:

    Rest in Perfect Pease Daga.

  36. Victor says:

    RIP DAGA.Very sad to loose a player Like Daga in this manner. Please lets look for ways to assist these players when they are sick and looking for medical treatment.Lests show them that we care and love them when they are in trouble and indeed need our hands.MAY HIS SOUL REST IN ETERNAL PEACE.My sincere condolence to the Chirambo family.

  37. Peter Chikwakwa says:

    Whatever the outcome, bullets i still restpect you have tried, you are not the first team to bow out of Caf, keep up the fighting spirit. And for daga may his soul rest in peace, life is what it is.

  38. General Manager says:

    Comment LETS PAY OUR FULL RESPECT TO DAGA.

  39. General Manager says:

    So sorro4. Malawi wil mis u Chirambo. RIP

  40. A COMMONER says:

    Comments reserved

  41. Rody maxy says:

    Rest In Peace Daga! We Wil Alwayz Miss U.

  42. AUSTIN FELIX MALAWI says:

    RIP

  43. Achalume says:

    National players have no peace in football!I don’t if they have even Insurance coverage!Pity!

  44. Fisher Kuzobwe says:

    Tiyeni timulire Daga not kulozana zala zitichedwetsa coz pakachitika chinthu ena amatengelapo phunziro nde tiyeni timulire star wathuyi chomwe mulungu walemba tiyeni tingoti Amen tiyankhula zambiri koma mzathuyu sadzukaso watisiya basi koma ndizopweteka zachitikazi tikuyenela kupillila ndithokozeso mwapadela Sankhani mkango plus mkandawire unayesesa kumuthangata Daga basi zimachitika kusiyana kwake ndichoncho tiyeni timupemphelere kuti ambuye amuike malo abwino Section65

  45. point blank says:

    I blame it on the supporters. Bullets claim to be having over 4000000 supporters and this entails a contribution of K50.00 from each supporter would make up the required amount. I thought the supporters claim ownership of the team? Next take an interest in your player’s welfare not kumangoba ma gate collections.

  46. koma Umbuli? says:

    BB sit down now since you have been silenced

  47. sikusinja says:

    Malawi is a joke. The government could send a comedian for treatment outside Malawi, but could not send a national team player for treatment. This guy represented Malawi and this is the reward he gets. Walter you could have done better than that. He was an active player not even a retired player.

    1. Ambuje Apali says:

      Its true Chirambo served not only bullets but also flames.But the leadership of fam shared negativity opinion on bullets disregarding the services rendered by Chirambo to the nation.RIP Douglous,God loved you.

  48. True patriot says:

    May his innocent soul rest in peace eternally.Jesus the risen one will console the bereaved family.

  49. manchild says:

    Fam, Sulom and Government, make it a policy that all clubs should have medical and insurance cover in the contracts for their players. Where is the players union? They should be championing for welfare of their colleagues. Lets run these clubs in a profesional maner so that our players benefit. Supporters stop stealing gate collections. This is the money which could help clubs to run effectively.

  50. Thank you God Masonda was helped by muscian

  51. $MAMA says:

    Comment CHILAMBO YOU HAVE GONE TOO EARLY FOR BB, YOU SERVICES WERE NEENED NOW AT PEAK. WE WILL MISS YOU AND REMEMBER YOU AND YOUR SERVIVES .MAY YOUR AOUL REST IN PEACE.AMEN .

  52. MAJO says:

    NDINU ZITSIRU A BULLETS YOU FAILED TO FINANCIALY ASSIST HIM WHILE HE WAS SICK NOW MWAYAMBA KU JIJIRIKA PA MALIRO

  53. Peter Benga says:

    Guys you put a galant fight only that the first game was played at night so we arent used to that.otherwise it was a good game to watch.All the best in TNM premier league

  54. alexander Nyiwa says:

    Osewera mpila. Pazikolonse. AmalemEkezedwa koma ku malawi Ka 2 milion ziko mPaka kutaya munthu boma lilikuti matimu anthu ofuna kwabwino alikuti

  55. phiri says:

    Very sorrowfull they only need to fill their pockets

  56. Mac Hendy says:

    walter ananena kuti ‘you cant afford to play in this competition,’ mumati ali jealous.

    komanso its about time we professionalise our football. si zowona kuti player mpakana kumwalila chifukwa chosowa 2 million. we need good contracts with good salaries, individual club sponsorship and incentives. zisamangothela m’matumba awanthu ndalama pamene akuvutika mu ground ndi ena. zimandiwawa

  57. happening boy says:

    Am very sorry for This boy,pls

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