Referee in Malawi accused of killing player
A referee in Malawi named McKnight Nyekheya is currently facing murder charges after he was forced to beat a player who later died of his injuries in hospital.
The referee officiated a match between Billiat Fc and Chilengo FC in Thyolo, Malawi in which Chilengo players protested the referee’s decision to disallow a penalty for their team.
Police reports said that the referee escaped to a house nearby which the players later lit on fire to force the referee outside. When he went out the players forced him to beat a Billiat player with a stick which led to the player’s death.
The referee turned himself over and is currently facing murder charges, while police are looking for the suspects who demolished the houses and looted the suspect’s property.