Mzuzu police deputy spokesperson Patrick Saulos confirmed about the incident and identified the deceased as Isaac Phiri.
“Phiri was playing as a striker on that particular day and the incident happened when he possessed the ball and was running towards the goal. In the process he collided with the goalkeeper who was trying to intercept the ball,” said Saulos.
He added that after the two had collided Phiri fell down and he received first aid treatment before he was rushed to Choma health centre where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.
Saulos further said that Phiri’s body has been taken to Mzuzu central hospital where a postmortem will be carried out. So far no offence has been detected since the player died in a lawful sport.
Until his death Phiri hailed from Msafiri Village, T/A Mtwalo in Mzimba.