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Tragic as another pupil dies on football pitch

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A dark cloud descended at Choma CDSS in Mzimba last week following the death of a 20 year-old form four student during a football game.

Isaac Phiri was playing as a striker and collided with a goalkeeper of an opposing team who was trying to intercept the ball, Mzuzu police deputy spokesperson Patrick Saulos confirmed.

The police said that Phiri, who hailed from Msafiri Village in Traditional Authority Mtwalo in Mzimba received first aid treatment before being rushed to Choma health centre where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.

Two months ago another form four graduate in Blantyre collapsed and died on a pitch in Chilobwe as his team was doing mid week practices, a development some soccer development analysts say calls for proper training of physical education for both teachers and pupils.

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