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Player Beaten To Death After Poor Defending

A football player Churchill Owaci was beaten to death following his error in a local game, Monitor has reported.

Owaci died following assaults from his teammates after a game played between two teams from Poba Parish in Lamwo District in Northern Uganda.

Owaci, a centre back, made a defensive error which contributed to the opponent’s goal.

The player was beaten by his teammates, says Agoro Sub County Chairperson Denis Onyon.

Onyon, speaking to Daily Monitor, adds: “But later after the game, the deceased in a revenge act pushed one of the people that had earlier beaten him, from the bicycle which provoked another fight.”

“The deceased collapsed a few metres away from the fight scene and was rushed to Agoro Health Centre III, where he was pronounced dead a few hours later.”

The Regional Police says that they have detailed two suspects and investigations are ongoing.

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