A Zimbabwean football fan is hacked to death with a machete during a dispute over Manchester United’s 4-0 loss to Brentford
- Manchester United put on a poor performance during the Premier League game
- Vukile Nkomo, 31, was watching a football game when he got caught in one Fight
- The killer returned home to retrieve his machete after Man United lost the match
Police are investigating the murder of a 31-year-old football fan in Zimbabwe, who was killed with a machete after a dispute over Manchester United’s 4-0 defeat by Brentford.
Vukile Nkomo, 31, was reportedly murdered after watching the football match at the Fingo Bottle Store with his brother on Saturday night in the rural village of Mbembesi.
Nkomo tried to defend his brother who had been arguing with another fan.
Stock photo: A machete picture lying on the ground in a nature reserve. A 31-year-old football fan in Zimbabwe who was allegedly murdered with a machete after Manchester United lost 4-0 to Brentford.
Manchester United were four goals down at half-time, setting a sour tone.
Combined with the two pre-season defeats to Brighton (0-4) and Crystal Palace (0-1) in the last two games of the 2021-22 season, the team lost four straight league games for the first time since February 1979.
After the game was over, the brother and a man named Sthembelani Tshuma reportedly got into an argument over the game.
Nkomo’s killer left the bottle shop in anger and headed straight home on August 13 to pick up his machete.
According to the Sunday News, he returned later that evening and struck Nkomo with the blade.
His brother fled to a nearby mall to try and find police officers to rescue Nkomo.
But when they came back he was dead in a pool of blood.
Football is by far the most popular sport in Zimbabwe. The Zimbabwe team gather before the start of training for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations
Tshuma, who is charged with murder, is on the run and is wanted by the police for questioning.
Police are asking the public for any information that could lead to his arrest.
Football is by far the most popular sport in Zimbabwe, with the English Premier League being shown at venues across the country.
The country has two professional football leagues of its own, the Zimbabwe Football Association and the Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League.