The Football Association of Malawi has learnt with great sadness on the passing of former Flames international Lenox Kishombe who died on Wednesday August 3, 2022 in Karonga.
Kishombe, was one of the Flames pioneers after featuring in goals in the team’s first international match in a friendly against Ghana on October 15, 1962, which Malawi lost 12-0.
He was also between the sticks in the Flames’ second international match, which was his last, against Tanganyika in Dar es Salaam on December 8, 1962, as the Flames lost 6-2.
FAM President Walter Nyamilandu Manda said the Football fraternity is saddened by the death of Kishombe.
“Our deepest condolences to his family and friends for their loss. Malawi football is saddened by Kishombe’s’s death. He will forever be remembered in our game after playing in the first Flames match. He was part of a group of legends who laid the foundation of our football. In this sorrowful time, we would like to extend to the family of Kishombe our heartfelt condolences.
“On behalf of the members of the Malawi football community, I hope that, in some way, our words of support may help bring a little bit of peace and solace in this time of sadness. May our Lord comfort you and you’re loved ones in this trying time,” said Nyamilandu.
Details of his funeral will be communicated later.