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Chitipa United accuse Kamuzu Barracks of player tapping


TNM Super League side Chitipa United have accused Kamuzu Barracks of tapping up star midfielder Christopher Mtambo.

The exciting midfielder is in the soldiers camp and has been taking part in pre-season games for KB.

Chitipa Team Manager Watison Kabaghe said they had written Super League of Malawi (Sulom) and Football Association of Malawi (Fam) on the matter.

“This is player tapping. KB told the player to sign a contract so that he should be employed as a soldier in April. We engaged KB and the player came back to us until October 17 when they took him again. He is in Lilongwe and playing games for KB. In June, we told them to write us officially and that we would be ready to release for K4 million,” he added.

KB Team Manager Frank Banda was not readily available for comment Tuesday. Mtambo was one of the revelations in the TNM Super League last year. The youngster was also part of the Malawi Under-20 squad at the 2019 Cosafa Cup in Zambia. He also earned call-up to the senior team last year.

According to internet sources player tapping is an attempt to persuade a player contracted to one team to transfer to another team, without the knowledge or permission of the player’s current team.

Meanwhile, the domestic transfer window is still open as the football season is expected to start on November 21 with the Ecobank Charity Shield before the kickoff of the TNM Super League a week later.

Sulom Vice General Secretary Zachalira Nyirenda was also reluctant to comment on the completed transfers.

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