By Cynthia Moyo
Big Bullets supporter’s executive member Mabvuto Chibambo yesterday spoke to the crowd of fans who gathered at Kamuzu Stadium to mourn Bullets left back Douglas ‘Section 65’ Chirambo that Chirambo’s death could have been avoided.
Chibambo who also spitted fire to all football administrators in the country described Chirambo’s death as untimely and insisted to could have been avoided.
“Douglas only needed K2.5 million for his operation but nobody cared until he breathed his last on Sunday. What kind of sports administrators do we have in Malawi that they cannot even care about their players,” he questioned.
Chibambo said it was unfortunate that Chirambo had no support when he needed it most when he was sick at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital.
“Douglas has died a sad man because of the way we treated him. After playing for Bullets and national team he deserved better treatment not what we paid him for what he did to Malawi’s football,” said Chibambo, who received praise from the whole stadium for his speech.
In line with Chibambo’s speech Big Bullets captain Fischer Kondowe criticized football administrators for Chirambo’s death.
“It is sad that we are here mourning our brother who could have been saved if people cared. Why do you use players like hoes? I am so saddened with Douglas death,” said Kondowe, who failed to finish his speech after getting emotional as he wept uncontrollably.
Super League of Malawi Treasurer, Tiya Somba Banda, said it was sad to be losing young players like Chirambo due to negligence from certain quarters.
Banda assured the congregation at Kamuzu Stadium that Sulom will make sure that each and every Super League club establish medical scheme for its players.
The former Flames workhorse died on Sunday enroute to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) from Thyolo District Hospital after losing his battle with brain a tumour since last year and he will be laid to rest in Rumphi today