Malawians Mourn Under-20 Star Abel Mwakilama

Abel: Gone too soon

Tributes continue to pour in for Malawi’s under-20 soccer star Abel Mwakilama who died on Thursday in Portugal.

Abel, who was a gem of a striker whose tender shoulders Malawi football placed hope on died of cerebral malaria though he never complained of malaria.

Football Association of Malawi General Secretary Alfreda Gunda also confirmed the death of Mwakilama, 18, who was playing for Portuguese fourth tier league side, Sporting Clube de Esmoriz.

10 Responses to "Malawians Mourn Under-20 Star Abel Mwakilama"

  1. Anonymous   April 21, 2018 at 2:32 pm


  2. Anonymous   April 21, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    Rest In Peace young feller #Abel

  3. Anonymous   April 21, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    Wonder why he wasn’t supposed to drink Malaria tablets once he landed in Europe.
    Every time you travel from Makaria infected place you drink that drug as a shield.
    It’s always difficult to diagnosis Malaria in Europe…

    • Anonymous   April 21, 2018 at 3:19 pm

      Very well said Faith Nangumi. So sad!

  4. Anonymous   April 21, 2018 at 2:54 pm


  5. Anonymous   April 21, 2018 at 3:06 pm



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