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A 24 year-old man is battling with his life at Queens Elizabeth Central Hospital after he was seriously injured in the violence and hooliganism that erupted at Kamuzu Stadium on Sunday after the game between Surestream and Red Lions.

Geoffrey Mwale was as of yesterday, at the intensive care unit and on life support after sustaining head injuries.

Southern Region Police spokesperson Nicholas Gondwa confirmed that three people were injured including Mwale.

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“Geoffrey Mwale, aged 24 is son to Superintendent Mwale of Southern Region Police, traffic department,” Gondwa said.

“He was assaulted by Red Lions supporters in the fracas that happened at the stadium and he was taken to the hospital by the paramedics. His condition is stable.”

Meanwhile, Super League of Malawi has condemned the violence and it has instituted an investigation.

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Vice president Daud Suleman said no-one would be spaired once found guilty of the violence and hooliganism.

The violence erupted after Surestream managed to hold Red Lions to a two-all draw.

The rookies twice came from behind to equalise through penalties. Lions scored first through Kumbukani Mwambene in fifth minute only for Bernard Chimaimba to equalise after 35 minutes.

Then Lions took the lead again in 48th minute through Innocent Bokosi but the rookies again equalised in added time after Mwambene handled in the box prompting the soldiers to attack the referee Boniface Chipinga soon after the final whistle.

Fans retaliated by fighting with the soldiers, smashing their bus in the process.

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