Malawi national football team and Nyasa Big Bullets defender, Precious Sambani, has written the People’s Team asking to terminate his contract.
The left back moved to Bullets from Namiwawa after spending one season with bitter rivals Be Forward Wanderers.
Inside sources at Bullets confirmed that Sambani has indeed penned the club.
“The bottom line is that the player is unhappy and wants to resign. In his letter, he is claiming that the club blocked his Ukrainian deal. The club is yet to meet with him to discuss the matter,” said a well-placed source.
Bullets Chief Administrator, Albert Chigoga, did not answer his mobile phone yesterday after several attempts.
However, Chigoga recently insisted that the player had two years left on his contract which means he can only terminate it by mutual agreement according to Fifa rules and regulations.
Sambani refused to comment when contacted to confirm the development.
But football analyst, George Kaudza Masina, said the issue was tricky.
“Everybody has the right to terminate a contract if he/she has valid reasons. The issue of Sambani and Bullets has been there for a long time and I think there must be some sticky issues between the two parties,” Kaudza Masina said.
Early this year, Sambani and Bullets forward Hassan Kajoke travelled to Kenya to process a visa for their trip to Ukraine for trials but the deal flopped.
Sambani has been a reliable defender for the Flames over the past two years.
His ability to score vital goals and provide assists has endeared him to many soccer lovers.
Coincidentally, Kajoke has also been reluctant to sign another deal with Bullets having been promoted as a semi-senior last year.
As if to prove his worth, the former Bullets Reserve goal poacher netted 17 goals in the TNM Super League, four behind former Silver Strikers’ Golden Boot winner Khuda Muyaba.
According to Fifa rules and regulations, a contract between a professional player and a club may only be terminated upon expiry of the contract or by mutual agreement.
A contract may be terminated by either party without consequences of any kind (either payment of compensation or imposition of sporting sanctions) where there is just cause.