Super League Association of Malawi (SULOM) on Saturday kicked-started the campaign against the killing and abductions of people with albinism by engaging football fans patronizing TNM Super League matches.
SULOM earlier in the week announced support for the campaign used the match to display banners showing their stance.
Members of the Association of People with Albinism in Malawi (APAM) were among those present at the VIP stand during Nyasa Big Bullets game against Mzuni FC at Kamuzu stadium.
Before the kick-off, APAM, SULOM and the two teams displayed banners bearing information against the abductions and killings of people with albinism.
Alex Machila, executive member of APAM commended SULOM for joining the campaign. He said football offers a good platform to share information on different issues.
“Football is like a religion and this is a welcome development as it will help us spread the message to the public on abductions and killings of people with albinism,” said Machila who once served in the executive of Mighty BeForwad Wanderers Football Club.
According to SULOM, the campaign against abductions and killings of people with albinism will also be carried during today’s TNM super league matches and other upcoming games.
SULOM, in a press statement issued on Monday (May 16th), disclosed that starting this weekend, there will be a solidarity stand during the TNM Super League matches in Blantyre, Lilongwe and Mzuzu to demonstrate its stand against the malpractice.
Malawi is grappling with a spate of abductions and killings of people with albinism whose body- parts are believed by some misled sections of the society that can magically be used to make one rich. However, there is no proof to this theory.
According statistics, since 2014 over 60 people of albinism have either been abducted or killed in Malawi. The country has a population 10,000 of people with albinism.