Trigger-happy cop shoots boy during Wanderers, Moyale game: Malawi TNM Super League

Teargas dispersed by police officers outside the Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre on Sunday forced a TNM Super League game involving Mighty Be Forward Wanderers and Moyale Barracks to be stopped twice, as the pitch was engulfed with smoke.

Wanderers and Moyale in action

Wanderers and Moyale in action

Chrispin Fukizi celebrating his goal....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Chrispin Fukizi celebrating his goal….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Nomads sponsors Be Foreward from Japan watched the game...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Nomads sponsors Be Foreward from Japan watched the game…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Nomads technical team led by Elijah Kananji (left), Chiyembekezo Zidana and Steve Madeira...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Nomads technical team led by Elijah Kananji (left), Chiyembekezo Zidana and Steve Madeira…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Clear your face my brother with this ... gas smoke....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Clear your face my brother with this … gas smoke….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Mapopa Kaunda clearing his face with ... gas smoke...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Mapopa Kaunda clearing his face with … gas smoke…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Why teargasing us,  complains Moyale coach -.Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Why teargasing us, complains Moyale coach -.Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Even the match official faced the tear gas torture -.Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Even the match official faced the tear gas torture -.Photo Jeromy Kadewere

The security personel and football officials in discussions .-Photo Jeromy Kadewere

The security personel and football officials in discussions .-Photo Jeromy Kadewere

A ball boy was not spared from the teargas smoke...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

A ball boy was not spared from the teargas smoke…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

The problems started after a trigger-happy police officer shot a 15-year old boy on the stomach twice due to crowd trouble.

It was reported that some thieves stole phones, while on a queue to enter the stadium resulting in a police officer trying to arrest one of them.

The suspected thieves were trying to run away forcing the police officer to fire a bullet, which landed on the 15-year old boy.

This development angered some fans, who started pelting stones to the police before smashing their car.

In order to restore calm, the police fired teargas canisters’ and the smoke filtered into the stadium forcing the play to stop.

Players, officials and some fans, who sat on the southern stands had run away as the smoke was all over the field of play.

However, there were no violence inside the stadium.

The game was stopped twice, as Sulom officials, referees and the security personnel’s were busy banging heads to find the way forward.

When Nyasa Times visited Queen Elizabeth Hospital it was really found that the 15-year old boy, who was shot has been admitted in the theatre room.

“He had bullets wounds on the stomach. He was brought at the hospital unconscious but now he is stable,” said the official.

Super League of Malawi spokesman, Tiya Somba Banda described the whole situation as unfortunate because it happened outside the stadium but affected the game.

Banda said they are waiting for further investigations on what really transpired outside the stadium for the police to fire teargas, which disrupted the game.

The game

Back in the field of play, Moyale Barracks kicked-off the game on a high note, as they dominated the proceedings of the game.

However, their striking force lacked composure, as they were jittery inside the box.

The Nomads, struggled on the left defence in the first half with the absence of Francis Mlimbika, who is nursing an injury.

Stewart Gerald, who was called on duty to replace Mlimbika struggled to tame the Soldiers up to an extent of receiving a yellow card for being rough.

Moyale’s midfielder Crispin Fukizi scored through a long range volley that left the hosts goalkeeper Richard Chinansi with no chance seconds after restart.

However, the Nomads reorganised themselves and started playing like a team though they missed a number of scoring opportunities with Luka Milanzi being the main culprit, when his shot went wide with only the goalkeeper to beat.

Welcoming back their usual strikers, Muhammad Sulumba and Jimmy Zakazaka, the Nomads piled up pressure to the visitors but they could not kiss the back of Moyale’s net.

It was Chrispin Fukizi, who broke the Nomads hearts with his long range drive that caught Richard Chipuwa off guard.

Towards the end of the game, super substitute Mapopa Kaunda scored an equalizer through a powerful header and  left Wanderers winless in four attempts at the giant stadium.

The Nomads made several changes, introducing Mike Kaziputa and Kondwani Kumwenda for Ibrahim Sadiki and Jacob Ngwira.

The draw left Bullets certain of topping the first round. They certainly cannot be dislodged after third-placed Blue Eagles lost 2-0 on Saturday to Mzuni to remain on 23 points from 13 games, two behind Wanderers and six behind the Bullets.

Breathing on the Eagles’ neck are Azam Tigers who made it two consecutive wins following a 4-1 punishment of Dedza Young Soccer Stars on Sunday at Kalulu.

Bernard Harawa, Bright Munthali and Dan Nyirenda were among the scorers for the coach Gerald Phiri senior’s men who jumped a step to fourth on 23 points from 13 games.

Tigers are trailed by Mafco on 22 points after winning 3-2 in a five-goal thriller staged in Chitowe Stadium in the Central Region where Kalista Kalinda double and Richard Mbulu won the game.

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28 thoughts on “Trigger-happy cop shoots boy during Wanderers, Moyale game: Malawi TNM Super League”

  1. COYSON says:

    Mbava zose zizingo mphedwa.

  2. Boko says:

    Ana amenewa akumawonjeza azingophedwa kumene

  3. Andimbwile. says:

    Alcohol is always sold outside the stadium then what do we expect then? ku Blantyre pipo want everything for free including football matches. Ndi chamasiye ichi meaning stadium. Shaaaa. Stop blood shed.

  4. umziya says:

    A Nyasa mwanayu ndi mbava. Sanapitenso kuti akalowe kumpira and he had no cash. I saw him and even his dressing could tell. Dont always blame police

  5. zisiru za nomads asatanic, anyungwi

  6. Prophet says:

    anali okuba mwana uyu inu a nyasa…. it was group

  7. mwachilimba says:

    If he wanted to snatch the rifle he deserve that punishment. The officer did a good job to shoot him. U are next

  8. Analyst says:

    Mwachita bwino a polisi ana amenewa amawonjeza. Sadzayambiranso. Kuba komanso mwano too much ana amenewa

  9. savimbi says:

    off-target!apolisi a2 mfuti chiombereni pa training

  10. ODL ticha says:

    Sad indeed!But why these thingz normally happen wen wandalazi sponsors r dere? Nawenso wapolc unalibe other option better dan shooting? A banker’s fun 4ever only sympathisin’ with de nomads sponsorship. Shud we continue loosin’ lives kumpira? Shame!…

  11. chinkombaleza gumanyundo gowa says:

    Please lets analyse the event and come to real conclusion. from my point of view the police was not wrong. Young boys can be rough now a days. This police man was in danger. Your safety first rule applies. Let these young ones behave. They are really unruly. No wonder a father can become so angry and kill his own son.

  12. Benjamin says:

    Why do these guys have nike jackets, and then have adidas kit??? Is it umphawi okhaokha kapena we should say they are no rules??? ndikudabwa nazo, somebody school me on this!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. golo says:

    This issue had nothing to do with football. Its just unfortunate it collided with matters on the pitch.The police acted professionally to stop violence by hoodlums who wanted to take the law into their own hands .There are so many mbavas loitering around the stadium whenever there is a game with the intention to rob people.

  14. Gerard says:

    So sad

  15. Chilungamo chathu says:

    The boy wanted to grab the gun from the police officer and the police warn him b4 he shoot but the boy challenged then he did for his on security. You wanted to hear that the police has been killed by supporters or thieves @ kamuzu stadium then you’re be glad for that. Find out from police officers’ who was on duty. A police athu ntchito amaigwira koma Ife anthu timaikira mbabva kumbuyo .kodi mukanakhala ndi amene wabeledwa phone mukanamva bwanji? Ku stadium tizipititira masewera osati umbabva kapena ziwawa. Ana amene wawa amatumidwa ndi akuluakulu Ena omwe amakhala pompaja panja mwini wake phone akamamufunsa mwana uja iwo amabwera ndikuyamba kumenya mwini phone mpaka mwini Phone amathawa poziteteza muziyang’anitsitsa mukakhala pa line mukamalowa mu stadium yathu ya kamuzu. Tikuonani ya Ku Lilongwe ikatsegulidwa.

  16. Chikopa says:

    Kodi mumalimbe muli pa pa kachasu manoma ali ndi keeper otchedwa Richard chinansi?

  17. orila says:

    Timanena ife kuti dikilani muone shoot to kill kuipakwakwe ndizachamba za police zambiri ,Akuti amayesa futi yake pa moyo wamzake amatero kodi?

  18. MBUZI ZA BE BACKWARD DERUDERU ZIKUBLEMA PEOPLES TEAM POMWE FUKIZI AMAMULEMEKEZA MGALAUNDI NGATI MTSOGOLERI WA DZIKO

  19. Muphoka Mwenecho says:

    What were these guys doing outside the stadium while the game was almost halfway played? Ziyenera kukhaladi mbava zimenezi

  20. Jojo says:

    Football matches are becoming a blood bath! Come quick Lord Jesus.

  21. teps says:

    a big shame on malawi police and football

  22. sexy man says:

    Kodi a norma tanenani bwino bwino, ma colours anu ndi atiwo? Koma umphawi uwu……….

  23. Wayithayima Bangalala says:

    Kodi? Sad

  24. Che Wanimiliyoni says:

    Get well soon soccerboy. How nice it will be to see u 1 day doning the nyerere or ganyu jersey. Komatu aMalawi FIFA yakhala ikutichenjeza kut zolipira pagetizi tisiye. FIFA ikuona and one day it will be forced to act. Zaonjeza tsopano anthu kufa kapena kuvulala kumastadium athu. Chipwirikiti usually chimayambira pageti. And inu a FAM kod sizingatheke kuyika ma mobile cctv system on match days tiziona mmagetimu mmachitika chani?

  25. isaac nkhata says:

    Mbuzi za bullets mbava

  26. MAXWELL NYASULU says:

    WAPOLISI AMENEYO APHEDWE BASI

  27. chefourpence says:

    Why ‘trigger happy’? Stop judging before you have facts. Actually it is these boys who steal phones on the queues. Get the facts! Was the boy a bystander? Was he running away? Was that the only option that the police had? Couldn’t they sustain a chase? Its unfortunate that the boy has been shot but these reactions are the ones that make our police to recoil when they are supposed to act. In fact what the media does in Malawi is mob justice on the police.

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