By Chisomo Phiri
On Thursday afternoon, grief-stricken relatives, friends, football administrators and fans thronged the HHI Cemetery in Blantyre to bury the remains of former Super League of Malawi(SULOM) boss, Henry ‘Kaka’ Chibowa; described as a great and passionate leader.
Chibowa died on Tuesday at Mwaiwathu Private Hospital after succumbing to kidney failure.
Football Association of Malawi (FAM) President Walter Nyamilandu described late Chibowa as a passionate, committed and astute leader who had the foresight of transforming Malawi football.
“We have lost a great leader who played a tremendous role in the formation of the Super League to be such a respected and highly entertaining league.
“Further to that, he was also very instrumental in bailing out the Super League by securing sponsorship with TNM when it was on the verge of extinction,” said Nyamilandu.
He added that the country could not talk about the glory of the Super League without attributing its success to the departed Chibowa.
Malawi National Council of Sports Board Chairperson, Sunduzwayo Madise and SULOM President Fleethood Haiya were some of the notable football administrators who saw Chibowa walk his last mile.
Late Chibowa was the brains behind the rebranding of Super League Association of Malawi (SULAM) to SULOM.
Apart from being a football administrator, Chibowa was also a football player who played for teams like University football Club and Mighty Wanderers in the early 90’s.