Player dies in soccer kick

Zambia Police
Zambia Police

A 40-YEAR-OLD man of Kanyanga village in Zimba on Wednesday died instantly after he was allegedly kicked in the groin and chest while playing football, Southern Province commissioner of police Mary Chikwanda has said.

Ms Chikwanda said in an interview yesterday the Police are treating the matter as a murder case and named the victim as Stanley Tembo.
“Lucky Tembo of Kanyanga village reported that his brother Stanley Tembo died after being kicked on his private parts and hit with an elbow in the chest by Melo Mileki as they were playing soccer at Kanyanga football grounds,” she said.
Ms Chikwanda said police have apprehended Mr Mileki also of Kanyanga village in connection with Mr Tembo’s death.