The Super League of Malawi (Sulom) has urged the soccer fraternity to join the fight against the abductions and killings of people with albinism.
Sulom general secretary Williams Banda made the call on Tuesday, saying the football fraternity has an obligation to help in the campaign to fight against such barbaric acts.
And in a press release issued yesterday, Sulom said it is taking “a bold step to denounce and condemn these barbaric acts and we are standing strong with our colleagues of the Association of Person’s with Albinism in Malawi (Apam) in the fight against the abductions, killings and exhumation of remains of persons with albinism.”
Banda said to demonstrate their commitment towards the cause, there will be a solidarity stand during this weekend’s TNM Super League matches in Blantyre, Lilongwe and Mzuzu.
“There will be activities on the same in the games involving NMC Big Bullets vs Mzuni at Kamuzu Stadium, Epac vs Civo at Civo Stadium and Karonga United vs Be Forward Wanderers at Mzuzu Stadium.
“Before the commencement of all the Super League games played in this weekend of May 21-23 2016, a one minute silence will be observed in honour of our beloved brothers and sisters with albinism who have been victimised or killed of late,” reads part of the communiqué.
Sulom says it has taken that stand because as an institutional citizen in the country, it is deeply concerned with the rampant rise of the victimisation of our brothers and sisters with albinism.
President Peter Mutharika has been in the forefront in the campaign to fight killings and abductions of people with albinism. So far, 17 people with albinism have been killed.