The transfer of midfielder Jafali Chande from Nyasa Big Bullets to their arch rivals, Be Forward Wanderers, has taken another angle with the People’s Team failing to access the contract of the player.
On Friday, Bullets wrote the Super League of Malawi (Sulom) and the Football Association of Malawi (Fam) about the missing of Chande’s contract, claiming that some of the team’s officials stole it.
Chande rejected a contract extension with the TNM Super League champions as he was demanding K3 million signing-on fee.
He eventually joined the Carlsberg Cup holders by signing a three-year contract.
Despite the Nomads finalising personal terms with Chande, it seems that the Bullets camp is not willing to release him, amid reports that Chande’s contract with Bullets runs until August.
Bullets are failing to prove that they have a contract with Chande as all documents regarding his transfer are nowhere to be seen.
Bullets vice-Chairperson, Austin Kasito, confirmed that the documents are missing, saying some officials in the football circles are playing with the transfer of the player.
He said they have written Fam and Sulom over the matter.
“We are failing to understand as to where the documents are. I think it’s all to do with football politics because we are sure that one of the guys in our committee is behind this,” Kasito said.
Sulom General Secretary, Williams Banda, was unable to comment on the matter on Monday, but Fam Transfer Matching System Manager, Casper Jangale, acknowledged receipt of the complaint from Bullets.
Jangale said: “It is true that we have received a copy from Bullets about the missing of Chande’s contract, but this is what we have been saying about club licensing. We have been pushing for contracts for quite a long time. How can you say that the contract is missing like you have only one document?”
“Are you saying that the player has no copy? We need to improve our football for us to avoid such things because in normal circumstances, the team, player, Sulom and Fam are supposed to have a copy of the contract.”