Minister of Sports Grace Obama Chiumia on Tuesday led thousands of Malawians who gathered at Chirambo Village, Traditional Authority Chikulamayembe to pay their last respect to Bullets FC Defender late Douglas Chirambo.
Chirambo died in the early hours of Sunday at Thyolo District Hospital after succumbing to a brain tumour.
His death sparked countrywide debate as most people accusing Big Bullets officials and Football Association Malawi (FAM) Officials of negligence.
In her speech after the burial ceremony, Chiumia said she is saddened with the death of Chirambo and she urged stakeholders to join government in improving the players well-fair.
On his part, FAM Vice President Moses Mkandawire said the body will ensure that every player is insured by the start of the 2015 Super League season to avoid another death of players in future.
Speaking on behalf of Bullets players, Fischer Kondowe said Bullets players will only starts playing this year’s Super League season after all of them are put on medical scheme.
Chirambo fell ill in December last year after corroding with Blue Eagles player during a Super League game.
Chirambo joined Bullets 9 years ago and he has been with the team for nine seasons.
Charambo served as Coach Player for Bullets Fc in 2011 when the team was at the verge of collapsing.