Former Zambian International Footballer Mauled to Death by His Own Dogs

Former Zambian International Footballer Mauled to Death by His Own Dogs

  • The identity of the man who was mauled to death by his dogs in Lichtenburg has been revealed
  • Philemon Mulala was found lifeless over the weekend, with his death attributed to a pet attack
  • Mulala made his name for the Mufulira Wanderers in the 80s, becoming a Chipolopolo legend

Tragedy befell the Zambian sporting community over the weekend.

Philemon Mulala was reportedly mauled to death by his dogs in the small North West town of Lichtenburg on Saturday.

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Philemon Mulala was a brilliant striker for Mufulira Wanderers and Zambia. Image source: FAZ on Facebook.
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According to IOL, the 60-year-old is renowned for his exploits for the Mufulira Wanderers in his heyday.

He entered Zambian footballing folklore by scoring two goals for Chipolopolo in the 1984 CECAFA semi-finals against Kenya, which went a long way towards securing the nation's first senior men's international trophy.

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Police spokesperson, Captain Sam Tselanyane said about the tragedy:

“His wife had been busy on the other side of their home on Saturday when she heard dogs barking. She didn’t bother to go and check what was wrong, as their house is situated on a busy street, and the dogs are frequently barking at pedestrians and vehicles passing by."

After the power was restored, he explained, Mulala's wife went into the house but could not find her husband anywhere.

Tselanyane continued that the former footballer was eventually found lifeless in the garden, having 'clearly been bitten by his pets'.

FAZ general secretary, Adrian Kashala mourned Mulala by saying:

“We remain with wonderful memories that the late Philemon honoured us with on the pitch. There is a lot that today’s players can learn from the deceased’s generation.”

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