The Malawi Defence Force (MDF) has fired Moyale FC hit-man Khuda Muyaba for absconding military duties.
Muyaba made headlines last season after helping Moyale to reach the Fisd Challenge Cup final with two stunning goals in a semi final match against Nyasa Big Bullets at Civo Stadium.
He also helped the Lions of Kaning’ina reach the semi final of the inaugural Airtel Top 8 cup where they failed to proceed to the final after losing to Be Forward Wanderers 3-2 at Bingu National Stadium.
Earlier this year during pre-season, Muyaba surprised the soccer fraternity by announcing that he wanted to quit Moyale and join any civilian club.
In a post on his facebook page, he expressed his frustrations with some unnamed MDF officials for not giving him the opportunity to go for a peace keeping mission outside the country.
Since then, Muyaba is said to have been absconding his MDF duties.
His efforts to join big teams such as Nyasa Big Bullets, Be Forward Wanderers and Silver Strikers fell through despite the Central Bankers earlier announcing that they had signed him.
MDF Public Relations Officer, Major Paul Chiphwanya, confirmed the development yesterday, saying he has been absconding duties for five months.
But Chiphwanya was reluctant to state whether the dismissal meant that the on-and-off Flames striker is free to join any club, saying Football Association of Malawi (Fam) will guide Moyale on the matter.
“Yes, Khuda Muyaba has been fired as a Malawi Defence Force soldier. It means he is no longer our soldier. But as regards his status as a Moyale player, I cannot tell what is going to happen next. This is a matter for Moyale and Fam to sort out in line with transfer rules and regulations,” Chiphwanya said.
Silver General Secretary, Thabo Chakaka Nyirenda, asked for more time to comment on the development, saying he was not aware of Muyaba’s dismissal.
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