A footballer has died in Chingola after colliding with an opponent during a FAZ Division Two Copperbelt match on Sunday.
Gregory Kunda, a striker at Chingola Police Blue Stars, died on Tuesday at Nchanga North General Hospital where he was admitted after colliding with an unidentified Lime Hotspurs defender in Chingola.
This incident on the final day of the FAZ Division Two season allegedly left the 22 year old striker with an injury near the stomach.
Kunda’s death was announced by club secretary Japhet Zulu on Wednesday morning.
“Kunda died on yesterday around 17h00 at Nchanga North General Hospital where he was admitted,” Zulu said.
“He was pushed-in (introduced) in th game with 15 minutes left to play. He then collided with a defender and that’s how he was injured,” he said.
Lime won the match 2-0.
Kunda was part of the Chingola Police Blue Stars squad that secured promotion to FAZ Division One last month.
“It is very sad for the club. He was one of the best players we had and he has died at the time we have won promotion,” Zulu said.
The funeral is in Kitwe’s Mindola Mine Township and burial is set for Chingola Road Cemetery on Thursday.