TNM Super League leaders Be Forward Wanderers were thrown into fresh turmoil following a court document ordering payment of K5.34 million to former coach Franco Ndawa and the late technical panel member Mac Hodges Chunga’s relation, Charles Chunga.
The Industrial Relations Court document was served on Super League of Malawi (Sulom) during the match and was accepted and signed for by the body’s Legal Advisor, Mohamed Selemani.
It has Ndawa and Charles as the first and second applicants, respectively.
Wanderers are the respondents, with Football Association of Malawi and Sulom being the first and second third parties, respectively.
“It is hereby ordered that all money that may be due or accruing from the above mentioned third parties to the respondent (judgment debtor) herein, including sums of money from gate collections realised from the football game between Be Forward Wanderers Football Club and Nyasa Big Bullets Football Club to be played on 5th October 2019, or on any other date as may be fixed.
“In the sum of K5,340,000 be attached to answer an order on assessment made by this Court on 19th March 2018, ordering the payment of the said sum of K5,340,000 by the said respondent (judgment debtor) to the said applicants (judgment creditors) and the total judgment debt remains due and unpaid,” reads part of the order.
The order also asks Fam and Sulom to appear before the court on October 16 on the hearing of an application by Ndawa and Charles for a final order requiring the two bodies to issue the payment from money due to be paid to Wanderers.
Ndawa confirmed going to court after the Nomads failed to pay for services he offered as coach between 2010 and 2012.
“They failed to pay me and I had to ask for intervention of the courts. I am yet to be told if any payment has been made in line with the order,” he said.
Wanderers Chairperson, Gift Mkandawire, did not pick our calls to give their side of the story.
Selemani, his President Tiya Somba-Banda and General Secretary Williams Banda were all not available on their mobile phones to comment.
Creditors also pounced on the Nomads at the end of their match against Bullets in the first round, demanding payment of their dues.