TNM Super League champions Nyasa Big Bullets are now free to officially register striker Babatunde Adepoju as their player.
Adepoju crossed over to the Bullets camp about two months ago but could not be officially registered as bitter rivals Mighty Wanderers were claiming ownership over him.
Wanderers took the matter to Football Association of Malawi (Fam) whose players status committee initiated mediation.
The Nomads were not amused after Bullets unveiled Adepoju, claiming that he had three days remaining before expiry of his contract at Lali Lubani Road.
Bullets Chief Administration Officer Albert Chigoga said they had reached an agreement with Wanderers on the player.
“We will now register Babatunde. We are happy to have finally reached an agreement with Wanderers. We have paid them a solidarity fee which I will not disclose,” Chigoga said.
Wanderers Public Affairs Manager Ernest Maganga confirmed the development.
“Bullets have indeed paid us a solidarity fee. We thank them for being very cooperative,” Maganga said.
However, our investigations indicate that Bullets have parted with K3.5 million to resolve the matter.
Babatunde was Wanderers’ top goal-scorer in the 2019 TNM Super League season with 14 goals.
Bullets included him in their team which won silver at the Cecafa Kagame Cup last month, when he impressed but did not find the target.
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