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Fam nullifies Vitumbiko Kumwenda’s transfer

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Football Association of Malawi (Fam) has nullified the transfer of attacking midfielder Vitumbiko Kumwenda from Blue Eagles to Be Forward Wanderers after the player tendered a resignation letter to Eagles.

Eagles wrote Fam arguing that the player breached terms of his contract before resigning, that he had no unilateral freedom to terminate the contract without a just cause and also breached Rules and Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players (RSTP) when he absconded, resigned and signed a contract with another club.

Fam, in its ruling released on Monday, states that the player had no freedom to terminate the contract.

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“Looking at both Fifa and Fam RSTP, the player has no freedom to unilaterally terminate his contract during the course of a season. But the anomaly arises on that the fact the contract signed between Blue Eagles and the football player Mr. Vitumbiko Kumwenda accords both parties the opportunity to act as such,” reads part of the statement which Fam General Secretary Alfred Gunda signed.

The association has advised the player that failure to report back to Eagles, the player and Wanderers shall be in player. We are not standing in his way but we wanted all procedures to be followed before his transfer. We are ready to open negotiations with Wanderers if they really want him,” Ngwala said.

Wanderers General Secretary, Victor Maunde said the club was undecided.

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“We have not met to discuss the issue as a club but we will map the way forward,” he added.

Kumwenda, who joined Eagles from Kabwafu, five years ago won the Airtel Top 8 Cup and the Fisd Challenge during his spell with the Area 30-based club. Kumwenda was unveiled as a Wanderers player after he signed a three-year deal.

When contacted Tuesday, Kumwenda said he would meet Eagles to discuss the issue.

Fam is also handling the transfer wrangle between Wanderers and Silver Strikers over forward Babatunde Adepoju.

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