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Football Association of Malawi (Fam) has disclosed that it is investigating Silver Strikers following failure to complete the signing of Be Forward Wanderers forward Babatunde Adepoju.

Wanderers have lodged a complaint with Fam after the deal flopped on Thursday.

Fam Club Licencing and Compliance Manager Casper Jangale said appropriate action will be taken after hearing both parties on the transfer saga.

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“Indeed Wanderers have complained to us. We will meet to see how best to handle the issue but it a serious offence to breach transfer rules,” he said.

Silver Strikers Board of trustee’s Chairperson, Victor Madhlopa, said the decision to cancel Babatunde’s deal was following recommendations from both the coaching panel and the teams’ board.

Madhlopa apologised to Wanderers for reversing their decision on Adepoju after earlier agreeing to sign the Nigerian forward.

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“We have been in good books with Wanderers and I am sure they will understand us. Actually the board has agreed that we should stop recruiting players to give chance to our coach to start working with the players we have since the new season is about to kick off. I know there will be implications but I am sure Fam will hear our side before taking action,” he said.

Meanwhile, Wanderers General Secretary, Victor Maunde, said they were surprised with Silver’s conduct as the former Masters Security striker returned to Nomads without proper communication.

“All what I know is that we did business with Silver on Babatunde and they paid us through a cheque which was expected to be cashed by Thursday. So I don’t want to rush to comment much until we discuss as a team,” he said.

Babatunde was pegged at K8 million.

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