Big Bullets have urged their rivals Be Forward Wanderers and all football stakeholders to help families of the two teams’ supporters who died in a road accident on Saturday at Chitale on the Chingeni-Zalewa Road.
The fans, predominantly for the Bullets, died on the spot with Balaka Police figures putting the number at four while most were seriously injured.
Bullets vice-general secretary Kelvin Moyo on Saturday said the deaths had overshadowed their 2-1 beating of Wanderers at Kamuzu Stadium where, apparently, the fans were heading to.
“We have no doubt that these were our very committed fans. And this has been proved by the fact that they were travelling all the way to watch the match. Now, we should unite and help the bereaved families with burial arrangements among many others,” Moyo said.
Bullets chairperson Sam Chilunga, who is abroad, said: “I am mourning with the deceased’s families and this is one of my devastating moments.”
Bullets defender Sankhani Mkandawire told Ufulu FM after the game that he dedicated the 2-1 win to the departed fans.
Balaka Police spokesperson Joseph Sauka told Nation on Sunday that three people died on the spot when a Blantyre-bound Toyota Hiace they were travelling in collided with a Hotel Victoria Nissan minibus.
Sauka said a fourth fan died in transit to Zomba Central Hospital.
The minibus which was coming from Balaka carried 17 fans.