David Mkandawire passes away


Former Maritzburg United defender David Mkandawire has passed away.

Mkandawire, who had fallen on hard times after declaring himself destitute, passed away after reportedly collapsing in Johannesburg last week.

The former Team of Choice defender acquired his CAF D Licence a few years ago after being released from Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital, where he was admitted for rehabilitation due to psychological problems.

Mkandawire's sister Getrude confirmed that her brother passed away andhas sent an appeal to the football community to help the family raise funds so that he can be buried back home in Malawi.

"Yes, I can confirm that my brother has passed away. We got news that he collapsed and passed away. We are still busy trying to process his burial in Malawi," Getrude tells KickOff.com.

"At the moment we are struggling with money to transport his body back to Malawi. We are appealing to people to help us with donations so that we can take him back home to his resting place."