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Yamikani Chester resigns

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Azam Tigers look set to lose their talismanic Captain, Yamikani Chester, who has reportedly resigned from the Kau Kau.

However, Chester, who has two caps, might collide with Tigers’ management over his contract which will expire in March next year.

The player, who is also linked with Nyasa Big Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers, on Monday insisted that his contract had expired.

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“I am reluctant to engage in talk about my contract. Talk to abambo [Technical Director Robin Alufandika] because he is the one who has been changing goal posts on the duration of the contract,” the attacking midfielder said.

“Whatever the case, I do not see myself playing for Tigers next season. I will have to look for another team. I have served Tigers loyally for six years and that is enough.”

It is believed that Chester, one of the most underrated attackers, has signed a pre-contract with one of the giants.

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However, Alufandika yesterday said Chester had one year remaining on his contract. The midfielder can play anywhere from midfield to upfront.

“No team has approached us and we have not sat down to come up with his price. His contract has not expired,” Alufandika said.

“Maybe he does not want to play for Tigers. But that is not a problem. Let a team that is interested in him approach us and do a proper transfer like sportsmen.

“I know there are teams that spend between K10 million and K15 million per month on players and we cannot compete with them as our monthly allocation is just K500,000.”

Football Association of Malawi Transfer Matching System Manager, Casper Jangale, on Tuesday said Chester submitted to the association a copy of his resignation letter.

“At first he came to us saying he did not have a copy of his contract. When he received it, he came back to give us a copy of his resignation letter,” Jangale said.

“His contract will expire in March next year but he is using an exit clause in the contract stating that he can terminate the contract after either serving a one-month notice or paying one-month salary in lieu of notice.”

The domestic transfer market is characterised by disputes over contracts. Currently, Wanderers and midfielder Joseph Kamwendo are locked in a transfer dispute.

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