Police in Lusaka are holding a 44-year-old man identified as Kachimbe Japeni for the offence of assault occasioning bodily harm.
Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, Danny Mwale, said Japeni is alleged to have assaulted a goalkeeper and a coach for Maestro United Football Club identified as Moonga Ndala aged 29 and Enerst Malambo aged 52, respectively who are all from Mazabuka District.
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Mwale said the incident occurred on Sunday around 16:00 hours as the two were walking from the dressing room to the pitch at Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka during the match between Red Arrows and Maestro United Football Clubs.
He said it is alleged that one of the security personnel for Red Arrows Football Club identified as Kachimbe Japeni attacked the goalkeeper of the visiting team by beating and pouring unknown substance on his face.
“The suspect is also alleged to have beaten the visiting team Coach. The victims sustained general body pains and medical Report forms were issued for them to seek medical attention,” Mwale said.
He said Fists are believed to have been used in the act.
Mwale in a statement issued to Zambia Monitor said the container with some remains of the unknown substance was picked by Police to help with investigations.
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