Epac FC accuse Mafco of player-tapping


Player-tapping allegations refuse to die in the on-going transfer window as Epac have written to Super League of Malawi (Sulom), accusing Mafco over the malpractice.

The Lilongwe-based outfit claimed that Mafco are keeping experienced forward, Innocent Tanganyika, without Epac’s consent.

“We tried several times to warn them [against] recruiting our player without consent, but they seem to give it a deaf ear,” Epac general secretary, Chiyamiko Lita, wrote on Friday.


“We seek intervention in this matter as the act, by Mafco and the player, is against the league’s rules and regulations. We are concerned because the player is still receiving monthly salary from Epac.”

The versatile attacker featured for Mafco in their practice match against Malawi national football team on Wednesday.

Mafco vice-chairperson, Peter Ng’oma, confirmed that the player was in their camp for trials.


“If he has a contract with Epac, we will let him go, but at the moment nothing has been finalised,” Ng’oma said.

Sulom general secretary, Williams Banda, on Friday said he would only comment on the matter after receiving the complaint.

Meanwhi le, newly-recruited Epac coach, Audloy Makonyola, has admitted that he has an enormous task to assemble a strong squad after losing the bulk of stars to various teams.

The team lost Dalitso Mwase to Civo United, whereas Epac’s last season top scorer, Ranken Mwale and Joseph Kachule joined Mozambican teams.

However, Epac’s pre-season preparations have been boosted by the arrival of former Be Forward Wanderers players, Nafe Msasa and Anthony Banda.

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