By: Andrew Cane Chilapondwa
Mighty Be Forward Wanderers says they will no longer be doing business with Mozambican clubs after accusing them of taking advantage of Malawian team’s financial state.
This follows contractual disagreements between Wanderers and former goalkeeper Richard Chipuwa who lied to Chingale FC of Mozambique that he had no contract with the Nomads yet his current deal with the Lali Luban boys ends in April 2018.
General Secretary for the club Mike Butao said Mozambican clubs breach international transfer rules and regulations and as such, his club will no longer be doing any business with them.
“We have a very strong view against Mozambican clubs because they take advantage of our financial status by offering our players a huge amount of signing on fee so that they (players) should join them on a free transfer. We will engage our fellow clubs to map the way forward because this is not fair to our already financially crippled clubs.”
“They breach international transfer rules and regulations by exploiting Malawian clubs. It’s very painful to groom a player only to see him leave the club as a free agent yet he was on a contract. They are taking advantage of us and now enough is enough,” said Butao.
He then revealed that the club has told Chipuwa to buy out his contract after the end of his six-month loan deal at Chingale FC or he will be forced to return to wanderers to honour his current deal.
“He lied to them that he had no contract with us but we were all surprised to see him returning and begging us to release him as a free agent and we turned him down by telling him to buy out his contract or else, return to Wanderers to honour his contract.”
“Players have been failing to honour their contracts by lying that they don’t have contracts just because they want to pocket everything without the club benefiting from it. This is not fair at all considering the amount of money being spent on these players,” he concluded.
Silver Strikers are the biggest victims as they have lost players to Mozambique without actually benefiting from their sales as most of the clubs prefer signing them on a very cheap price.