U-16 player laid to rest: FA Malawi, Bullets express shock

The body of a 15-year-old  Blantyre Rural FAM/FIFA U-16 player Raphael Mkhoma who was hit by a tax on Sunday during a Nyasa Big Bullets Carlsberg Cup parade at Kameza was laid to rest on Tuesday in Chileka at Puli village T/A Kapeni, Blantyre.

Late Raphael Nkhoma
FAM technical director John Kaputa laying his wreath
Blantyre Rural U-16 players paying their last respect to Raphael
Bullets players paying their last respect

Speaking at the funeral ceremony both FAM and Bullets representatives expressed shock with the death of Raphael who was a Standard 7 pupil at Ngumbe Primary School.

Bullets General Secretary Albert Chigoga said as Bullets family they are concerned for losing such a young and future Malawi player who was also a bonafide Bullets fan and  showed his love for the team by walking all the way from his home, which was a bit far from Kameza just to see and celebrate with his team.

“This death is very painful and hard to believe that we’ve lost our fan in such a way. Honestly, it will be difficult to forget him. Let
me say sorry to the entire family for this loss, we are crying together because Raphael was our son aswell. Let me also take
opportunity to advise  parents to always check where their children are playing in order to avoid the same thing to happen in the future,” said Chigoga.

FAM Technical Director  John Kaputa described Raphael’s death as a big loss to Malawi football saying  the was one of the promising star who could’ve contributed alot in football with his talent.

Kaputa continued by thanking Bullets for taking care of all the necessities at the funeral which included the coffin, transport and

The funeral ceremony  was attended by famous football administrators, former players, coaches and sports reporters.

Bullets officials and players who were all in red attire attend the whole funeral programme.

During the funeral Bullets made a condolence to the deceased’s family amounting K200 000 while FAM made a condolence of K50 000.

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chipatso mbewe
6 years ago

RIP son

6 years ago

RIP Young man

6 years ago

Expressing shock! when you did not involve police to guide the parade! Layers are jumping on it now! muona

Sir Alex Ferguson
Sir Alex Ferguson
6 years ago

RIP fellow Palestinian – poti kunaikika kwa ife kubadwa ndinso kufa kamodzi.

very painful indeed!

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