The Super League of Malawi (Sulom) has asked football teams to join in the fight against killings of the people with albinism.
In a press statement signed by SULOM’s General Secretary Williams Banda released on Tuesday, the board is deeply concerned with the increase cases of killing people with albinism in the country.
“To condemn this, we are taking a bold step to denounce and condemn these barbaric acts and we are standing strong with our colleagues of the Association of People with Albinism in Malawi in the fight against the abductions, killings and exhumation of remains of people with albinism,” reads one of the statements.
Sulom says it has taken that stand because as an institutional citizen in the country, it is deeply concerned with the rampant rise of the victimization of our brothers and sisters with albinism.
According to Sulom, there will be solidarity stand during the matches of 21-22May, 2016 in Blantyre, Lilongwe and Mzuzu. The statement further reads that there will be activities on the same in the games involving Nyasa Big Bullets and Mzuni at the Kamuzu stadium, EPAC and Civo at the Civo stadium, and Karonga United Vs Be Forward Wanderers game at the Mzuzu stadium.
Before the match kick-off, Sulom says a one minute silence will be observed in honour of the persecuted people with albinism.
This means Sulom now has joined a lot of civil societies, religious bodies, the president of Malawi, Peter Mutharika and many other companies in campaign to fight killings and abductions of people with albinism.