Mponela United owner Chikoma brutally killed by thugs

Malawi Police have confirmed the death of Mponela Football Club owner Gracious Chikoma, who went missing on Friday 3rd June, 2020.

Chikoma : Murdered

Reports indicate that unknown thugs abducted him in Dowa and his dead body was abandoned in Kanengo, Lilongwe.

Kanengo Police Spokesperson Sub-Inspector Esther Mkwanda said late Chikoma’s body was discovered on Sunday 5th of June, 2020 following a tip from well wishers.

“Well wishers reported to us that there was a dead body along the Kaunda road. We visited the scene of the incident and took the body to Kamuzu Central Hospital where it was later identified,” said Mkwanda.

“It is today [Sunday 5th July, 2020] we found the dead body,” she added.

Speaking in an interview with a local radio, sister to the deceased Temwachi also confirmed the death of his brother.

“We received a phone call informing us that my brother has been killed in Lilongwe” she said.

She claim his death is related football matters as reports indicates that he had a quarrel on football matters before he went missing after been picked by unknown people.

The development comes after disagreements erupted some months ago over ownership of the team which was relegated from the TNM Super League last season and was supposed to play in the central region second tier league this season.

Team Manager for the club, Blessings Makanjira, also confirmed the development.

“A group of motorcycle operators came and abducted him. It is sad that we have lost him in this way. It is quite difficult to believe. We are all saddened here in Mponela,” Makanjira said.

The team which was formally called Mponela United changed name to Mlatho Mponela immediately after in earned promotion into the elite TNM Super League but unfortunately, they were relegated last season alongside Masters Security and Dwangwa United.

The Central Region Football Association (CRFA) has described Chikoma’s death as a great loss to football development.

Chikoma, 45, hailed from Khuthe Village in Dowa District where according to his relatives, he is expected to be buried.

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Frank
Frank
7 months ago

May your soul rest in peace bro

Cairo
Cairo
8 months ago

Ndiinu nomwe dont start makingnoise here, DPP has nothing to do about, in fact, they supported soccer for your information. Mwamusowesa inu and DPP has very few supporters in the central region, mwachuluka ndinu a MCP ndi UTM.

Munthu
Munthu
8 months ago

Koma DPP sizinthu, kufuna kuipisa mbiri ya mcp, mugwidwa ndithu

chiphaka
chiphaka
8 months ago

Very bad and it’s a great loss as far as football is concerned. Killed our fellow citizen just like that?? Hey! My condolences to the deceased family and may his soul rest in peace. Chakwera and you colleagues, you were desperately to govern Malawi and thru the back doors you are in govt. Now, why your fucken ppl still killing innocence citizens??? Remember, it’s not mcp won the president election, it’s not utm or pp. So be very careful with what you doing. DPP will return the power soon take it or not and you must carry on with your… Read more »

LinC
LinC
8 months ago

Guys! Someone has lost their life. Some family is grieving somewhere and all you can do is write silly comments about MCP or DPP or whatever! Can you be sensitive please. Ngati mulibe zolemba ingodutsani basi. It’s not everything that should be politicised.

Malawi belong to the citizens

Police in Dowa and Lilongwe investigate this case and fast, there was a quarrels at the club , follow the directions in the message you will catch the killers and they too should die.

Tutu
8 months ago

The manifestation of MCP brutal killings

Mwaramwasa
Mwaramwasa
8 months ago

Boma la uja mumati m’busa yu. Msundwe barracks pano yajaila. Ati”abducted by motorcycle riders” mungamube munthu ngati Chikoma pa motorcycle from Mponela to LL City, bodza msundwe barracks soldiers – nyau. He must have killed right in Mponela and dumped in LL. This is the second misterious death in Mponela within a week.

Klma
Klma
8 months ago

MCP regime yayambaponso,.

Hate it or take it but it's a fact
Reply to  Klma

He was abducted on 3rd June when uncle Muntharika was still president and he did nothing to investigate where about of his disappearance .

Right mbulo
Right mbulo
8 months ago

@hate, learn to analyse before commenting. Should read 3 July which was Friday and not not 3 June which was a Wednesday. Your hatred for mutharika is making you dull.

Charles
Charles
8 months ago
Reply to  Klma

Klma, you have a very low IQ! What relationship is there between his football/death and MCP? Do you have proof that his death involves MCP? You are a complete dunderhead who does not think!

Wawo
Wawo
8 months ago
Reply to  Klma

Mulira simunati, next five years muli pa bench

Ndangodutsamo
8 months ago

Regime thugs, MCP. anthu akuphedwa osati masewela

Nambewe
Nambewe
8 months ago
Reply to  Ndangodutsamo

DPP yapha angati? Remember Albinos, Nauru, Chasowa, Lule, Area 24 family just to mention a few

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