Yamikani Chester refers Azam Tigers to lawyer


Want-away Azam Tigers Captain, Yamikani Chester, has referred the club to lawyer Chancy Gondwe in a bid to resolve the contractual dispute between the player and the TNM Super League team.

Chester resigned last month, insisting that he had no contract with the club.

But Tigers have stood firm that the player’s contract runs up to March 2018.


In the new twist, the player has written to Tigers that he would not directly be involved in discussions with the club.

“Meanwhile, I have asked my personal legal counsel, Chancy Gondwe (not former Flames midfielder) to handle all matters relating to this matter with you and Fam [Football Association of Malawi]. This effectively means that you should talk to him if you have any issue regarding my termination,” reads part of the letter.

The player has also pleaded with Tigers to let him go.


“I am now writing to your good office to seek assistance so that I am relieved from Tigers as per my letter dated February, 9, 2017. I live on football to put food on the table for my children, to pay house rent, medical bills for my family and in brief, to survive. I am currently not earning income to meet these life needs,” the letter added.

In response, Tigers Chairperson, Sydney Chikoti, said the team would not stand in the player’s way, but procedures should be followed.

“There are only two options as far as Tigers are concerned. Firstly, if there is a club interested [in him], they [should] negotiate with us or he buys out his contract at a mutually agreed value,” he explained.

“To us, the clause granted him freedom of movement at any point during the contract period [which we have no problem with] but certainly we have to be compensated.”

Chester, who has two Flames caps, is versatile and can play in any position upfront.

Giants Be Forward Wanderers and Nyasa Big Bullets are the potential suitors for the talented attacker.

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