EIGHT POLICEMEN ATTEMPT TO ARREST AKA DIRECT FROM WOODLANDS PITCH OVER K200,000 DEBT
KABWE Warriors forward Akakulubelwa Mwachiaba was on Saturday given a scare when eight police officers attempted to pick him up at Woodlands Stadium in Lusaka for allegedly owing a Lusaka based company K210,000 [$10,000].
The officers attempted to go after Mwachiaba immediately referee Mathews Hamalila blew the final whistle in the Super Division match between Lusaka Dynamos and Warriors which ended 1-all.
Most fans and officials, who included Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) president Andrew Kamanga, appeared not to be aware of what was happening as they thought the officers were part of the security team at Woodlands Stadium.
As players were greeting each other at the end of the match, which was broadcast live, officers waited on the touchline for Mwachiaba, who was already aware of what was happening.When he stepped out of the pitch, he was followed by the officers, but before they could get to the player, Warriors officials moved in and started having discussions with the officers.
While the Warriors officials seemed to have saved Mwachiaba from an Easter trip to Woodlands Police Station, the player was left shaken by the whole incident.
“I was frightened. The officers wanted to follow
me on the pitch when the referee blew the final whistle. Such a thing has never happened to me in my entire life,” Aka said.
ZAMBIA DAILY MAIL