Philemon Mulala, who used to play football for Zambia, was killed by his three dogs in South Africa.
On Saturday, January 7, 2023, someone broke into Mulala’s home in Lichtenburg, North West. He was 60 years old.
Captain Sam Tselanyane, a spokesman for the provincial police, confirmed the event in a statement on Monday, January 9.
“It is said that the deceased’s wife was busy on the other side of their house on the day in question when she heard the dogs barking. She didn’t bother to go see what was wrong because their house is on a busy street and their dogs often bark at people walking or driving by. Also, when the power came back on, she supposedly went inside to look for her husband, but she couldn’t find him “What he said.
“As the woman continued her search, she saw her husband lying still in the garden. She quickly went outside and found that their three dogs—two staffie/pitbull mixes and one unknown breed dog—had bitten him,”
“The man was pronounced dead at the scene after the police and Emergency Medical Rescue Services (EMRS) were called. The SPCA was also contacted, and the three dogs were taken away “he added
Because of this, an inquest docket has been opened, and the investigation continues.
The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) is also saddened by the death of the former Mufulira Wanderers and Zambia national team midfielder.
Pule Iniesta Jakkals wrote on the NPSL, NSL, NFL, FPL & PSL ex-Pros page on Facebook that Mulala moved to South Africa in 1988 to play for Kaizer Chiefs.
He also played for Lenasia Dynamos and Cape Town Spurs.
The association said that Mulala was a key member of the Zambian team that won the East and Central Africa Challenge Cup in 1984.
Adrian Kashala, who is the general secretary of FAZ, said that the football community had lost a brave soldier.
“We will always remember the great things Philemon did for us on the field. The players of today can learn a lot from those who have passed away “Kashala said.
Source: Club Mate