Following a social soccer competition, a footballer murders a teammate.

Following a miscommunication on an unspecified problem, a local football player was murdered by a teammate in Binga on Saturday.

Inspector Glory Banda, a spokesperson for the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) in the Matabeleland North Province, stated that the event happened in the Nalubuyu region under Chief Binga.

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Simbarashe Sibanda, 24, and Planner Munenge (unknown age), both of Nalubuyu village, he said, were playing social football in a competition on Saturday.

After the game, which lasted late into the night, the team officials decided that everyone would spend the night in camp and leave the next day.

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That evening, the players decided to go for a beer drink at a nearby business centre where a misunderstanding arose between Munenge and Sibanda. Said Insp Banda:

I can confirm that we received a case of murder where a man used a brick to fatally assault another.

On 10 September 2022, there was a soccer match at Donga Shopping Centre grounds and the match ended late.

Nalubuyu team officials decided that team players would spend the night at the camp.

Insp Banda said Sibanda and Munenge had a misunderstanding and the suspect attacked the now-deceased at around 11 PM. He said:

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The accused then allegedly struck the now deceased with a brick on the head. Onlookers tried to render first aid, to no avail as he died moments later.

A report was made to the police leading to Sibanda’s arrest.

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