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Vitumbiko Kumwenda writes Blue Eagles

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Want-away midfielder Vitumbiko Kumwenda has written Blue Eagles, expressing regret for resigning from the club in March.

Kumwenda is asking for a round-table discussion with Eagles’ leadership after resigning from the team last month to join Blantyre giants Be Forward Wanderers.

The player was unveiled by Wanderers after discussions on his K3.5 million move flopped.

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Eagles initially pegged him at K8 million but came down to K3.5 million after negotiations.

However, the Nomads only managed to raise K3 million and when Eagles stuck to their guns, Kumwenda handed in a resignation letter and paid the cops a month’s salary.

Eagles then lodged a complaint to Football Association of Malawi (Fam) which nullified the deal, saying the player had no right to terminate his contract.

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In a letter to the Area 30 side dated May 5, 2020 and copied to Super League of Malawi (Sulom) and Fam, the player says he wants to meet Eagles officials and discuss the way forward.

“l am writing to seek an audience with Blue Eagles management on 6 May 2020. This is in respect to the determination by Fam regarding my resignation from Blue Eagles.

“I apologise for the short notice but I believe it is important that we meet as soon as possible so that we can seek a mutually agreed way forward,” reads part of the letter titled ‘Request for meeting with Blue Eagles football club management’.

In an interview yesterday, the player confirmed having written Eagles.

“I am just following Fam’s determination on the matter that I should return to the club. This meeting will help us map the way forward on the matter. Of course my position remains unchanged. I just want to move on and join another club. It is time for me to grow. I will make my position clear when I meet the club officials,” Kumwenda said.

Eagles General Secretary, William Nkhoma, said they were ready to meet the player.

“We have accepted his call for a meeting. We take his letter to be an apology for what he did. The meeting should take place on Friday [tomorrow],” Nkhoma said.

Wanderers General Secretary, Victor Maunde, said his club was open to fresh talks with Eagles on the player.

“Fam made it clear that we are free to go into discussions again over the transfer and we are more than willing as long as our colleagues are ready,” Maunde said.

Eagles Chairman Alexander Ngwala in March pulled out of discussions and dissolved the committee which was overseeing the matter, saying Wanderers lacked seriousness after failing to reach an agreement on the transfer fee.

At the time of the committee’s dissolution, the Nomads had tabled a K3 million offer as their last bid which was K500,000 less than Eagles’ asking price of K3.5 million.

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