Total Injustice: Clubs Release Players on Transfer Closing Date

By: Andrew Cane Chilapondwa

They have served their clubs wholeheartedly but what they got in return is total injustice done by their masters who released them on transfer deadline day.

Banda; mistreated
Banda; mistreated

Kondwani Kumwenda and Cuthbert Sinetre from Mighty Wanderers, Sankhani Nyirenda and Eneya Banda from Big Bullets were released on Thursday, just few hours before the closure of the local transfer market by the Super League of Malawi.

This means that the said players will not be allowed to join any super league club as the transfer window was shut down at midnight on Thursday. Wister Phiri, who plays for Blue Eagles, showed his disappointment with what happened to his fellow players on Thursday.

“Football administrators should learn to make decisions on time so that players who are no longer part of their plans should be released before the window is shut down.”

What’s the use of releasing players on deadline day? Where will they go? It’s very unfair because these players survive on football and they have families to take care of so let’s be fair,” he said.

On their part, Sulom through General Secretary Williams Banda, said the released players will find refuge in lower league teams.

“We have Simama, Chipiku and Masters Security League from which these players can be accommodated. The window closed down on Thursday and according to the rules, we can’t register them outside the window,” he said.

As we went to the press, efforts to speak to either Bullets or Wanderers officials proved futile.

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