Churchill Owaci: Ugandan footballer dies after he was beaten for poor defending

Churchill Owaci: Ugandan footballer dies after he was beaten for poor defending

- Churchill Owaci has lost his life after a friendly match in northern Uganda on Saturday evening, October 10, turned tragic as it left the young defender dead

- Chaos ensued after Owaci was accused by his teammates of committing a blunder that led to a goal

- Owaci's teammates reportedly pounced on him with blows and kicks before they were separated

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Authorities in Uganda have confirmed the death of a local football player after he was allegedly assaulted by teammates.

It was gathered that Churchill Owaci found himself in trouble after he reportedly made a defensive error that led to a goal during a friendly match.

According to Dennis Onyon, a sub-county chairperson who confirmed the incident, Owaci's teammates pounced on him with blows after the blunder.

Footballer tragically dies after he was beaten for poor defending during match

Churchill Owaci's suspected killers are currently held at Lamwo central police station pending further probe into the matter. Photo: Daily Monitor.
Source: UGC

However, the situation was said to have gone from bad to worse after Owaci accosted one of his assaulters moments after the match.

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The confrontation brewed a fresh fight that saw Owaci sustain serious injuries before he collapsed.

Owaci was later said to have accosted his assaulters brewing a fresh fight that saw him sustain serious injuries and later collapsed.

He was rushed to hospital for medical attention where he was pronounced dead by medical personnel.

"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,” Onyon was quoted saying.

Two brothers identified as Joel Okello aged just 19 and Francis Opio have since been apprehended in connection to Owaci's death.

Aswa River Region police spokesperson Jimmy Okema sais that the suspects are currently held at Lamwo central police station pending further probe into the matter.

Meanwhile, recall that Legit.ng earlier reported how tragedy occurred in the wee hours of Monday, July 13, as reports from France have it that Christopher, the younger brother of Tottenham star Serge Aurier, was shot dead in France.

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It was gathered that the 26-year-old suffered the shot just outside a nightclub in Toulouse, France at around 5am on Monday.

French outlet Europe1 had reported that an individual was shot in the abdomen and that police have cordoned off the area where the incident happened, as investigations have commenced.

The individual has been identified as 26-year-old Christopher Aurier who happens to be the younger brother of the Ivorian international.

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