Philemon Mulala a beloved former professional footballer and Zambia international has died. He dies in a heartbreaking and tragic incident involving his own pitbull dogs.
Mulala’s wife found him deceased in Lichtenburg, Potchefstroom, according to reports from The South African. The three of his dogs had attacked him.
Mulala played football for many years and earned the respect and admiration of both his teammates and the general public.
His passing will grieve the football community because of the significant impact he had on the sport both domestically and internationally.
This tragedy serves as a reminder of the importance of responsible pet ownership and the potential dangers that can arise, even with beloved animals. Our thoughts and condolences go out to Mulala’s family and loved ones during this difficult time.
It is with great sadness that we report on the passing of Philemon Mulala, former professional footballer and Zambia international. Mulala, aged 60, was a well-respected and admired player, known for his skill and sportsmanship on the pitch. His loss will be deeply felt by the football community, as he made a significant impact on the sport both nationally and internationally.
The Football Association of Zambia General Secretary, Adrian Kashala, expressed his condolences via TimesLIVE, stating, “We remain with wonderful memories that the late Philemon honored us with on the pitch. There is much that today’s players can learn from the deceased’s generation.” The news of Mulala’s passing was further confirmed by his former teammate, Marks Maponyane, on Twitter.
Mulala’s untimely death is a tragedy. Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family and loved ones during this difficult time. May he rest in peace and be remembered for the positive impact he made on the world of football.
Sad to read about the passing of my former teammate/striking partner at Dynamos Philemon Mulala. It’s reported that he was killed by his dogs.🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/EsKBRLBwYr
— Marks Maponyane (@MarksMaponyane) January 9, 2023