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Silver accuse Sulom of wrongly deducting prize money

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By Mabvuto Kambuwe

Silver Strikers have accused Super League of Malawi (Sulom) for deducting part of the team’s prize money without the Bankers’ approval.

The Bankers, who finished as TNM Super League runners-up to Nyasa Big Bullets, were supposed to get K7.5 million.

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However, Sulom only paid Silver K4.8 million as prize money.

Silver Chief Executive Officer Thoko Chimbali had no kind words for the league-governing body, saying it acted in unprofessional way.

“This is uncalled for and we want justice to prevail. Sulom never consulted us on this and we were surprised. But we will still contest until Sulom pays us the whole prize money,” Chimbali said during a press conference held at Silver Club House Friday.

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In addition, Chimbali also claimed that Sulom had lost track.

“It seems majority of Sulom members have forgotten their duties. If they are not interested to work, let them resign so that we elect new leaders,” Chimbali said.

But Sulom president Tiya Somba-Banda said the league-governing body only deducted K2.5 million out of K4.7 million which the club owes Sulom in registration, affiliation and fines.

“And they still owe us K2.7 million. We could have deducted the whole K4.7 million but we thought it was not fair to deduct the whole amount,” Somba-Banda said in a written response.

Meanwhile, Silver also announced that they have transfer-listed four players due to performance and disciplinary grounds.

Defender Trevor Kalema and midfielder Mphatso Dzogololo have been transfer-listed on performance grounds while defender Hadji Wali on disciplinary grounds.

However, he refused to disclose the identity of the fourth player who has also been transfer-listed on disciplinary grounds.

The club has already signed Uchizi Vunga and Emmanuel Muyira from relegated Mzuzu Warriors and Chitipa United respectively.

Striker Chawanangwa Kaonga has also returned to the club after his contract expired with TS Sporting in South Africa.

Silver have also already agreed in principle with Zambian coach Daniel Kabwe over the extension of his contract, which is set to expire in February.

In the just-ended season, Silver won FDH Bank Cup after beating Ekwendeni Hammers 2-0 at Bingu National

Stadium and also came second in the Airtel Top 8 Cup.

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