By: Andrew Cane Chilapondwa
The former Epac FC Captain has been told not to take part in any football-related activity till his contractual dispute with Big Bullets is resolved by Football Association of Malawi (FAM) disciplinary committee.
FAM has announced that the roundtable meetings regarding Jafali Chande’s disputed contract with Big Bullets have been concluded.
The player turned down an offer to extend his stay at Bullets by signing a pre-contract with sworn in rivals Mighty Wanderers just days before the closure of the local transfer market by Super League of Malawi (Sulom).
However, things turned sour when Bullets officials submitted a copy of a contract to the FA indicating that Chande had a running deal with the club until August next yet but the player eventually denied having such a long-term contract with the club by submitting his own contract which was showing that his deal with Bullets expired in February this year.
The situation got worse when Chande was summoned by the Blantyre Police on allegations that he forged a copy of a contract at Trade Fair, leading to the arrest of two men who are currently on Police bail.
Chande’s move to Wanderers took another twist on Tuesday when Wanderers General Secretary complained to Police on how the player was being treated by the law enforcers.
FA and Sulom had a meeting with the involved parties where they failed to pass the judgment saying the issue will be determined by the Disciplinary Committee. The FA has advised the player not to get involved in football till the issue is resolved. Bullets are claiming that the player has a running contract with them until August next year.
Chande joined Bullets from Epac FC in 2014 and he was instrumental during the team’s back to back Super League success.