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Scottish outfit praises Timothy Chiwaula

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Glasgow Saints Football Club (FC) Sporting Director Kyle Burgess has described devastating as the death of one of its players Timothy ‘Timo’ Chiwaula, a British national of Malawian origin who was reported missing on Monday, October 11 this year.

Scotland Police have since announced that his body has been found, bringing to an end the search which his family members, Association of Malawians in Scotland and Scottish Police launched.

According to Scottish Police, Chiwaula was last seen by two friends in his house on Old Shettleston Road, Shottleston/ Greenfield area in Glasgow.

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Meanwhile, Glasgow Community and Co- Operative League (GCCL) and Glasgow Saints FC have led the sports fraternity in Scotland in mourning Chiwaula.

“Absolutely devastating news. Everyone in the GCCL is thinking about Timothy’s friends and family at this sad time, and we’re all rallying arond Glasgow Saints who have lost a dear friend and player. All teams will be holding a minute’s silence ahead of today’s games as we pause to remember Timothy,” a statement from GCCL reads.

On its part, Glasgow Saints FC’s Burgess has described Chiwaula’s death as devastating.

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“All at Glasgow Saints FC are devastated to hear the tragic news of the passing of our dear friend and player, Timothy ‘Timo’ Chiwaula.

“Timo was one of the warmest, funniest and most charismatic people to grace our club and the impact of this loss leaves us lost for words. Hugely popular with all at the club, both on and off the field, Timo embodied everything this club stands for, positivity, a welcoming and accepting attitude to everyone he met,” Burgess says in the club’s statement.

Meanwhile, the club has asked its supporters and well-wishers to consider donating to and sharing a fundraising appeal for the Chiwaula family to help with transportation and costs for Timo’s funeral in Malawi.

“His ageing grandmother would like to see Timothy for the last time and would like to burry him in Malawi. In such circumstances, Association of Malawians in Scotland wishes to raise funds to assist Mrs Norah Chiwaula McLintock, Timothy’s mother, with funeral expenses to repatriate the body back to Malawi,” reads the statement.

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