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Fam rebuffs Vitumbiko Kumwenda

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Football Association of Malawi (Fam) has rebuffed Blue Eagles midfielder Vitumbiko Kumwenda’s request to reconsider his case after the Nankhaka-based side rejected his demands.

Kumwenda sought Fam’s intervention after Eagles insisted that the player can only be released upon paying K3.5 million.

Fam Manager Casper Jangale doubted if the response to Kumwenda’s case would change.

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“We will tell them exactly what we told them last time we don’t want to start complicating things here. Fam doesn’t set transfer fees for players; let him go back and talk to his club. The player must stop concentrating on one option out of the three we gave them,” Jangale said.

Two weeks ago, Fam advised the player to return to Eagles to sort out his contract before pursuing his dream to join Be Forward Wanderers.

Fam’s ruling stated that the player should choose whether to play for the Malawi Police Service side to see out the remainder of his contract which expires in December this year.

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The player was also advised to engage his team and buy out the remainder of his contract if he wants to quit Eagles.

Initially, Kumwenda offered to buyout his contract at K1.2 million which Eagles rejected, forcing the player to seek Fam’s intervention again.

Kumwenda, through his manager, Amakhosi Jere, wrote Fam seeking guidance on Eagles’ stand on the transfer fee.

“I asked the club to buyout my contract which has two months remaining before I can sign a pre-contract with any club,” reads part of the letter.

Kumwenda wants to join Wanderers as a free agent despite facing resistance from Eagles.

Following the transfer wrangle, Wanderers wanted to drop their interest in Kumwenda but changed their stance, saying the team could reconsider the playmaker if Eagles release him.

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