Footballer Dies After He Was Assaulted By Teammates Over Poor Defending

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Churchill Owaci, a local football player in Lamwo District, Northern Uganda, died on Saturday after his teammates allegedly assaulted him.

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Police in Uganda has thus launched a questioning into the demise of a 22-year-old local football player.

The deceased known as Churchill Owaci was assaulted by his teammates in Lamwo District, Northern Uganda, last Saturday, Oct. 11, after he made an error that resulted in a goal during a friendly football game between the two local football clubs.

Footballer Dies After He Was Assaulted By Teammates Over Poor Defending 2The late Churchhill Owaci was an inhabitant of Tumanon A village, Agoro Sub County in Lamwo District. He was playing as a central defender in a game between the two clubs all from Poba Parish.

According to the Agoro Sub County chairperson, Mr Denis Onyon, a harsh conversation arose among the teammates after a goal was scored stemming from Owaci’s defensive mistake. They hopped on him and started punching him before they were separated.

“But later after the game, the deceased in a revenge act pushed one of the people that had earlier beaten him, from the bicycle which provoked another fight.

The deceased collapsed a few metres away from the fight scene and was rushed to Agoro Health Centre III, where he was pronounced dead a few hours later,” he said.

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The Aswa Regional Police Spokesperson, ASP Jimmy Patrick Okema, who verified the happening on Monday, October 12, said the murder case was registered under CRB 201/2020 at Agoro Police Post where the two suspects are presently being locked up.

“Investigations into the matter are ongoing and the suspects will be transferred to Lamwo Central Police Station from where they will be arraigned in court,” he added.

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