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Police fight murder, mob justice through football

REACHING OUT TO COMMUNITIES—Chasweka (left) greets Mlonyeni players before the match

Malawi Police Service is continuing with efforts to use football in addressing problems of murder and mob justice in the country.

Speaking on Wednesday after a match between TNM Super League side Blue Eagles and Mlonyeni Select in Mchinji District, Central West Commissioner of Police Peter Chasweka urged Mchinji communities to desist from murder and mob justice.

“There is a need to jealously guard peace and co-existence at all times. On our part as police officers, we will not relent in stopping mob justice even if it means arresting a whole village.

“We are also working hard to ensure good relations between us and communities that we serve. We also want to end cases of suicide and drowning. Our role in society is to protect and preserve life,” Chasweka said.

During the match, Eagles defeated Mlonyeni 6-0 with Gadi Chirwa’s brace and a goal each from Chifuniro Mpinganjira, Joseph Chipwaira, Chikondi Mvula and Paul Master.

Eagles Assistant Coach Elia Kananji said the match helped his side fine-tune ahead of the new season.

“I am happy with the players’ fitness levels. Their performance was great throughout the match,” Kananji said.

The Area 30-based side will be hoping for a better season after escaping relegation on the last day of last season following 3-1 victory over Mighty Wanderers.

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