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Man arrested for assaulting Goalkeeper and Coach

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Police deputy spokesperson, Danny Mwale

Police are holding a 44-year-old man identified as Kachimbe Japeni for the offence of Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm.

He is alleged to have assaulted a Goalkeeper and a Coach for Maestro United Football Club dentified as Moonga Ndala aged 29 and Enerst Malambo aged 52 respectively.

They are all from Mazabuka District.

Police Deputy Spokesperson Danny Mwale who confirmed the development said the incident occurred April 22, 2023 around 16:00 hours as the two were walking from the dressing room to the pitch at Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka during the match between Red Arrows and Maestro United Football Clubs.

Mwale says it is alleged that one of the Security Personnel for Red Arrows Football Club identified as Kachimbe Japeni attacked the Goalkeeper of the visiting team by beating and pouring unknown substance on his face.

He says the suspect is also alleged to have beaten the visiting team Coach.

“The victims sustained general body pains and medical Report forms were issued for them to seek medical attention. Fists are believed to have been used in the act.

“The container with some remains of the unknown substance was picked by Police to help with investigations, Mwale said.

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