Capital City giants, Silver Strikers, are yet to pay attacker Sherrif Shamama K2 million signing -on fee.
Silver officials could neither confirm nor deny the issue but Shamama and his manager Abel Chinguwo said they were frustrated by the delay.
The Tanzania-born attacker said his efforts to get his dues from the Reserve bank of Malawi (RBM) sponsored side have proved futile.
“Whenever I ask for my signing on fee the club cites lack of funds as the reason for the delay. This is really painful. I have been in talks with my manager [Chinguwo] for the past six months but nothing is materializing,” he said.
Silver General Secretary, Innocent Kadam’manja, referred this reporter to the club’s Treasurer, Patrick Mbiriyamveka, who equally did not confirm nor deny.
“Talk to my treasurer because I am new in the office and I have not been able to go through all the reports regarding finances,” he said.
However, Mbiriyamveka, did not return our call as promised.
Shamama’s manager, Chinguwo, while confirming the outstanding signing-on fee, said he was considering other options to force the club to honour payment.
“I am aware that most clubs are struggling financially in the country but my major concern is that this is long overdue,” he said.