Chirambo laid to rest with moving tributes

Bullets defender Douglas Chirambo was hailed as “the role model” at his funeral by Minister of Sports Grace ‘Obama’ Chiumia. He was laid to rest on Tuesday at his home place Chirambo Village, Traditional Authority Chikulamayembe in Rumphi.

Last respects: Bullets players at the funeral.- Photo  by  Mphatso Nkhoma

Last respects: Bullets players at the funeral.- Photo by Mphatso Nkhoma

Mourners including Sports Minister Grace Chiumia in black.-Photo by Mphatso Nkhoma

Mourners including Sports Minister Grace Chiumia in black.-Photo by Mphatso Nkhoma

The funeral ceremony in Rumphi.-Photo by Mphatso Nkhoma

The funeral ceremony in Rumphi.-Photo by Mphatso Nkhoma

Bullets fans mourn Daga

Bullets fans mourn Daga

Chirambo whose death, after succumbing to a brain tumour at Thyolo District Hospital on Sunday, triggered outrage over growing abuse of players, was hailed for his contribution to the nation in development of football and a role model to upcoming football players for his loyalty and talent.

The sports minister the death of Chirambo must be a wake-up call to all football administrators to have their players on medical scheme to avoid losing more talent.

Chiumia said government is very saddened with Chirambo’s untimely death and has since called on all stakeholders to join government in improving the welfare of players in the country.

“Heaven has opened its golden gates to welcome home one of his disciples who played his role on the earth and left an indelible mark, Rest in Peace Daga”, said Chiumia as the mourners groaned in approval.

Chiumia, who during the ceremony refused to be accorded VIP treatment and opted to be with other mourners added: “Daga was a fantastic footballer, he was skilful.”

Taking his turn, Football Association of Malawi (FAM) vice president, Moses Mkandawire said: “Douglas was amazing player. Malawi has lost great talent.”

Bullets executive committee was represented by its vice chairperson from the central region Austin Kasito who was at loss of words with the death of Chirambo whom he described as not only the long serving player of the team but also the most trusted and loyal member of the club.

Meanwhile, Bullets Captain Fischer Kondowe has send a stern warning
to Bullets executive and trustees that players will not play for the team if they are not insured and put on medical
scheme.

Chirambo fell ill in December and according to Bullets top fan Mabvuto Chirambo, the family struggled to raise K200 000 needed for brain scan.

Apparently, during that time, Bullets could afford to make donations to the needy [flood victims]. It later transpired that K2 million was required for the treatment.

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68 thoughts on “Chirambo laid to rest with moving tributes”

  1. REIP our own gret son

  2. Rasibu says:

    We love you but God loves you most . May your soul rest in eternal peace. we will miss you

  3. Kenneth says:

    R I P daga

  4. Eddie says:

    R I P my dear brother

  5. martin chikocho says:

    R.I.P ,daga we shall mic yr services in bb fc

  6. bakayawo says:

    Bullets executive! Mulape!

  7. Fisher Kuzobwe says:

    Rest in peace

  8. may he rest in peace

  9. bwanal kelvin says:

    Please tiyeni tiziwathandiza ma player athu asamakome akakhala mu ground

  10. yemweuja says:

    Commenta Any body who talks more about Bullets is a son of bitch

  11. yasin kasim says:

    mulungu ndiye mwini chifundo

  12. austin sengeledo says:

    if bullets is the peoples team,is this the way they treat players? what happened for the official not to attend to their fellow player yet they were busy distributing food stuffs to the needy?this is stupid to the officials. for the players you need to step up and think about your welfare when you fall in the same situation otherwise your clubs only love you when you score goals and this is the best example.

  13. Dododo says:

    @ Mbachi-ndinu a chitsiru bwanji a Machi. Nkhaniyi yafika pomanena wa kumpoto kapena wa kumwera? Umbuli tiyeni nawo uko, a chindere inu eti? Tsankho basi.

  14. COMMENT says:

    ine ndinganyure sindikometa chifukwa zandinyasa kwambiri and that is why i go for music than football bcoz its full of bullshit,,,,malabishi

  15. Mvula ikagwa kuchuluka zoliralira lero tiri pano kukamba za daga koma mukadzafa anthu adzatinji tiyeni tisiye kulozana zala moyo wamunthu amaudziwa ndi mulungu ndipo walora gaba kuti amwalire nanu atolankhani chonde lekani kupanga nkhani maka maka a times papers and television mangani malawi akachinziri mudathatu basi critic basi kuipa uku malawi akupita kuti lero ma nure shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit ine jemba big bulets supporter mtswiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii.

  16. Louis Gobede says:

    FAM, Sports Council And Bullets All Stupid Leaders

  17. Sangwani Mkandawire says:

    Ma Directors amuzipatalamu akukhumudwisa.mafile asowa maka ukakhala pafupi kutumizidwa kunja,coruption 2 much.chonde mabungwe tithandizeni aliyense amafuna moyo

  18. Name* says:

    Dnt jst blem da team,,i blem da ministry of sports as a whole hw cud u fail 2raise 200 000 4 brain scan???? W@ ws 200 2u???? U failed 2rescue life of wel talented young guy and yet u drive poshy cars…

  19. Kaidi says:

    Chisime chimaziwika kuti ndichakuya ngati chauma, abale chepesani zokamba, enanu munatengapo mbali yanji kuthandiza malemu pamene anali kudwala, yankho palibe, samalani malankhulidwe,

  20. cool critic says:

    BB donating to flood victims in Nsanje while their family had a sick child. FISHER himself was on the trip to Nsanje for the donations. Why guys you didn’t discuss anything concerning Daga sickness that time. BB mwanayu mwapha nokha. You have organised many fundraising activities of late including that 36 ya mita yafomboni imangopezeka ndi m’madiary momwe mu offince. Watch out.Remember having money and having ideas to help somebody in time of needy are two different things.BB members including admininstrators, players and supporters, you have been inhumane here.SHAME ON YOU GUYS.

    Again this is a warning to players that investment is needed. Even if you are covered by medical schemes, medical schemes can not cover all your medical help at all. At times you can prefer a public hospital compared to medical scheme support unless players you are fools who don’t know the meaning of medical scheme. Like this situation of over two million kwacha, the club can not insure each player to that extent of being supported by 2 mita at once. That is likely to be the expensive medical scheme which your club can not afford. If BB fails to pay less than K100,000 per month for each player, then what about medical scheme.

  21. MBACHI says:

    Comment: THIS CLEARLY SHOWS THAT THIS GOVT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH NORTHRNERS. IF CHIRAMBO WAS FROM THE SOUTH THE GOVT COULD HAVE GIVEN THE 2.5.

    1. koma Umbuli? says:

      Umbuli a Mbachi

  22. Rodriguas Latata says:

    It’s somehow hypocritical for supporters to point fingers at administrators yet they themselves do not at any rate contribute to the team though they claim to be supporters(not real meaning in this case). Kutora khobwe kuja ndikumene kukuzunzitsanso maplayers. Mmalo moti timu ikhale ndi ndalama mumaba ndinuyo mmagate, ngakhalenso ma administrators ali ndi gawo pa izi, masupporters/fans mukulowetsa mpira pansi mMalawi muno.

  23. syamboza says:

    Kodi anali ofunika kuposa a Malawi onse SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSShit medical aid should trickle down all the way to the locals as well. anthu akusowa asprin gause,arv aulelewa kumangodzifera boma kumaotcha mamkhwala a expaya nde apa osangoti Daga Daga Malawi aliyense akufunika chithandizo cha chipatala. anthu a mboma alibe scheme iliyonse makampanienewa alibe kumangoyenda ngati nyama Amalawi tiyeni ti chedwepo pa umoyopa

  24. Mawule says:

    Fischer well said, but why didn’t you boycott CAF demanding that money for DAGA be raised first? Mukulira bodza because you had time that you could have done something for your fellow player who was like family to you all but munali busy kunjenjemera CAF competition. How much was collected between BB and Fomboni team? Why didn’t you force management of BB to use part of proceeds towards sending DAGA for treatment? Those are what we call ‘PURE CROCODILE TEARS’!!!. Nonse ndinu adyera, zitselekwete, shupiti zanu ndisamvenso wina chweee apa.

  25. Kanyimbi says:

    Ku court basi inu abale a daga, anamulemba ntchito ndi a bullets cìfukwa cholephera kusamala wantcìto wawo.komanso a Fam ndi a sports council amangoziwa kutenga mashare apa gate

  26. A Thini says:

    Masapota a Bullets lero musayankhule ngati ndiinu anthu anzeru, siinu amene mumakakamira pa gate ndikumaba ndalama zomwe zikanamathandiza ma player stupid don’t just blame the executive you are also to blame.

  27. Dickson says:

    Nedson, U must be mad… How can U accuse government of not helping Douglas Chirambo and up to the extent of mentioning Mulhako???? If you loved your Douglas, why did the northern ( the ngonis, tongas, nkhondes ) tribes contributed to have him treated outside.
    You can’t help each other and you expect the Lhomwe president you castigate day in day out to help you???? Stupid, idiots northerners…..

  28. luke chiheni says:

    may his soul rest in peace though too early

  29. Mavuto Pwiya~pwiya says:

    Awuse mumtendere tikusowani mu BB League

  30. Mzimba Solola says:

    I hope the welfare of the players lie in the hands of all football administrators FAM, SULOM & Government. Players here in Malawi receive peanuts hence they can’t invest unlike those who play footaball in foreign land. On a lighter note, Bullets went to lowershire to assist the flood victims why couldn’t they have done the same to their departed colleague? Anyway this has happened but let not the same happen again, governemnt should be in the fore front in assisting the player through the Ministry of sports. May the Soul of Douglas rest in peace. I rest my case.

  31. Mlakho says:

    Had it been it was mulakho, he would have been assisted.

  32. mwe says:

    Guys tisiye kumalowa ulere kumpira..kuyambira ku VIP, and secondly the gate collections should not fail in lazy bones pamene otipira akuvutika….ngati tiri ndi mzimu, pa imfa imeneyi tikuyenera kukhala ndi chifundo kwamaplayer ndi ambiri akusowa….Render that which is of Caeser unto Caeser…inu pangani zanu.

  33. mwe says:

    You decorated the game of football with beautiful free kicks…..memories live on…RIP Daga

  34. irvine says:

    You wanted to be seen on funeral like you loved him but when he was sick you wore your faces down, tipical malawians. RIP Daga

  35. damaseke franklyn says:

    Comment R.I.P Daga de world will miss u

  36. Murray says:

    Thanx fellow Malawians. Tamulira Daga….. Tiyeni tigwilane manja kuona kwatsala ntchire.

  37. jack says:

    Rest in peace Douglas

  38. wellie says:

    Charity begins at home so they say but Big Bullets went ahead making flashy donations to flood victims in the lower states why couldnt they 1st of all help their player?

  39. Chiku sambakunsi says:

    Mutengeleko phunzilo inu wosewela masewelo ampila zimakhala bwino kuthandiza munthu amene wazithandiza kale mukapatsidwa ma allowance anu wosamwela zonse kapena kunyengela muzapusa nazo

  40. GUANTANAMO says:

    Everybody is to blame: govt, FAM, Bullets officials, fellow player, and late Daga himself. Football career has a short term. Do not drink all the money you earn. While you fight for med scheme at ur clubs, manage ur earnings properly for life eventuallities

  41. MCP ndi dhilu says:

    guys, we need to stop blaming fam and government. these clubs are now over 50 years old. they must start running as companies now (minibuses, clubhouses, bars and restaurants and shops)

    kamuzu stadium is a government structure so we cant keep abusing it. the gatetakings are always stolen because too many people expect a share. each club should have its own ground where it will control its own gate takings and stage its own fundraising shows.

    4 million bullets supportes have failed this boy.

  42. Nelly mkumba says:

    R.I.P daga heaven has really won an angel we will miss u dear

  43. molson kondwani says:

    rest in peace daga.

  44. Harry says:

    teams and gvt they must safeguard players.

  45. chejali says:

    Nose a Big Bullets ndinu anyapapi zoona Daga akamwalile ndi thenda yoti itha kuchilitsidwa koma kukanika mumuthandiza dife wanu nose pamnyapanu

  46. DOUGOR DIED BECAUSE OF RECKLESS OF BULLETS.To unfold things,Bullets officials I dont care how many you are but you the ones to blame.Failing to raise 200 000 for brain scarning and 2.5 million for the treatment for your own talented left back and today you say the death of chirambo is a big loss?I prophesy I can see the peoples team ending. What a shame,you were even failing to go and see Dougor in Thyolo but upon hearing that he is no more then you come in large numbers including the big snake?TO ALL BULLETS PLAYERS,DO YOU SEE MEDICAL SCHEME A SOLUTION TO DOUGOR’s DEATH?MIND YOU FOOTBALL ITS A SHORT CARIER.ABULLETS MUNGAIME APA LERO KUNENA KUTI MZIMU WA DOUGOR UUSE MTENDERE LERO?UFITI MULI NAWO NDITHU.NDINALI CHETE KUMULIRA M’BALE WANGA KOMA ZIKUNDIWAWA!!MWAMUPHA M’BALE WANGA,NDINGASIYANISE BWANJI DOUGOR NDI SUPPORTER WAMBA?MUZIMU WA M’BALE WANGA DOUGOR UUTSE M’MTENDERE!DZIKO NDICHONCHO NGDKHALE AKUUNDUNA NDI A FAM MUSANDILAKWITSE NDI MA LANKHULIDWE ANU MUNALIKUTI?UFITI BASI UFITI SIKUTAMBA KOKHA KOMA M’MENE ZAKHALIRAMU ZAM’BALE WANGA DOUGOR.MWAZIWA LITI KUTI ANALI WALUSO?MUSANDIYANKHULISE PAMBALI!MULUNGU SIMUNTHU AMAONA ZONSE.CHAUTA NDAMENE ADALITSE IFE TONSE.ZOONA IMFA YAM’BALE WANGA IKAKHALE TURNING POINT YOSINTHIRA ZINTHU ZOONA???

  47. Louis Gobede says:

    The Death Of Chilambo Has Taken The Hearts Of More Malawian Soccer Pundits And For Sure Administrators Has To Learn Something So Too With The Players. RIP DAGA

  48. I donot see the reason why govt also failed to raise K2,500,00 for Douglas?If it was for mulhakho you would get money from NAC but because it was Douglas then football administrators should put their players on medical scheme.Northerners with ambitions to play for BB take care.Mwamufwilako bb now is a death trap.Those who are angry just call 0 888 185 448.

  49. Louis Gobede says:

    Stupid Administrators Has Caused The Death Of D Chilambo

  50. Rest In Peace Daga… tinakukonda kma Mulungu wakukondesetsa… sitizaiwala zintchito zako.

  51. Makiu says:

    Dont just blame the admistrators. the players are also to blame when they receive their allowances they rush to kamba to drink and fight for women instead of investing their money. I would support that teams should organise one friendly per month and let all proceeds go towards their social welfare. Look John Zilinde is in pathetic state even selling sachets yet he used to play for the national team.

    1. dumerang says:

      Thus utter rubbish, how much do players recieve. They need to enjoy there lives. Let the teams pay for there medical schemes.

      1. bookwormer says:

        Even if they receive 15grand thats alot by malawi standarsds

  52. jabir makalani jabir says:

    Daga’s death,awork up call for the teams.We dont want to see ths happen again to our players.

  53. ngalonde wa ngalonde says:

    Problem at Bullets is the Mary go round type of thinking. Kubwereza zinthu zopanda nzeru. Kasito amakonda team ya Bullets ambiriwa Kudikira pa gate for money

  54. Prince Imanah says:

    May ur soul rest in peace Daga.

  55. muhamad emwazi says:

    Kumadutsa pa thyolo kupita ku phalombe kukapereka donations kwa ma flood victims who apparently needed more help than daga? Bullets imeneyo

  56. ytg says:

    ma officials mwatikhumudwisa en shortly mwanayu mwapha nokha taluza player wabwno

  57. Army Commander says:

    Our God is able he’s mighty and faithful.oh God take care of the bereaved family. We shall miss ur services Daga Rest In Eternal Peace. Ndili Ndi Chikhulupiliro Ukuimba Ndi Angelo.

  58. man to mam says:

    Ma gate collection amapita kuti

  59. Ndani says:

    I wonder why this rage by Bullets players on administrators. The question is what did fellow players do to help their colleague? One friendly game between Bullets and Wanderers would have been enough to raise the required K2.5 million and save his life . Why didnt fellow players who are appearing clever today not organize such game?

  60. master says:

    am saddened by your death DAGGA, we will meet again in GOD glory, malawi football clubs learn to respect players, pliz help players , never want their talent if u cant need their problems, even car needs service after every 5000 kms,, Learn basic principles of life FAM, SULOM, WANDERERS, SILVER STRIKERS, BULLETS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  61. Pat Jere says:

    Yes, Fischer u r right, its about time, money or no money, player welfare is supposed to be top preority. In a family when a child is sick or selected to sec sch, the family does anything, even selling something. thats a good fathet

  62. Ezekiel Peter Ching'oma says:

    MCP requores support from the north and therefore tikulila nanu

  63. Bonya says:

    Sad indeed, 200,000 only, dat can be taken from a single game gate collection

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