By: Andrew Cane Chilapondwa
Jafali Chande’s contractual dispute with Big Bullets has taken a new twist, with the player dragging his club’s supporters to court for assault.
According to information made available to The Malawi Star, Bullets officials have been summoned to appear before Justice Nyirenda SC of Blantyre High Court on Tuesday afternoon.
Chande has accused Bullets supporters of making his life hell ever since making his decision to join rivals Mighty Wanderers a fortnight ago.
When contacted, Bullets supporters Chairman Stone Mwamadi confirmed the development but refuted the claims saying he just wants to buy public sympathy.
“We have been told to appear before the High Court on Tuesday afternoon on allegations that we have been assaulting and threatening Chande.
We are very surprised with Chande’s behavior because his contractual dispute with us is in the hands of Football Association of Malawi (FAM) and he was told to wait for determination, why is he suing us? He is trying to buy public sympathy,” he said.
Efforts to speak to Chande proved futile as his cell phone line was out of reach.
Chande’s move to Wanderers has been put on hold by the FA following Bullets’ claims that the player is still contracted to them till August next year.
However, the player denied the allegations saying his deal with Bullets expired in February this year.
Currently, FAM has advised the player to stay away from football until the whole saga is put to an end by the disciplinary committee.