Super League of Malawi to pay tribute to Brazil plane-crash players

Super League of Malawi (Sulom)  will pay tribute to the victims of the tragic Chapecoense air disaster with a minute’s silence at every game this weekend.

Malawi football clubs to pay tribute to Chapecoense air tragedy victims with one minute silence before games....Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Malawi football clubs to pay tribute to Chapecoense air tragedy victims with one minute silence before games….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Sulom has ppealed to all clubs to observe a minute silence before their respective games over the weekend in respect and an honour to 19 Aircraft victims belonging to a Brazillian football team who died on November 28, 2016.

Out of the 72 victims in total, 19 were members of a Brazillian Football Club called Chapecoense who were on their way to a football tournament in Colombia.

Only three players among the six people survived the crash but with serious multiple injuries.

“As Sulom, we are also saddened with the accident and may the souls of the victims rest in peace,” Sulom General Secretary Williams Banda said.

“We are therefore asking all players to follow what the World Soccer Governing body-FIFA has ordered that a minute silence be observed before kick off of all soccer matches to be played over the weekend. The players are also being asked to put on a black arm-band
symbolising mourning with the berieved families,” said Banda.

Fifa President Gianni Infantino has described 28th November 2016 [The day of the accident] as “a very very sad day in football”.

The aircraft had 72 passengers on board and nine crew members including the Brazillian team’s delegation and members of the media.

It crashed in the Colombian Region of Antioquia, Cerrogordo following a stop over in Bolivia and the cause of the accident remains unknown.

But allegations states that the aircraft had run out of fuel.

A full investigation is expected to take months.

Another tragic aircraft accident happened in 1993 when a plane carrying Zambia national soccer team players crashed into the Indian Ocean living all 19 players on board perished.

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