Agent angered by Chatsalira’s  ‘false reports’: Pondamale rejects Silver’s claims

Local footbal agent James Pondamale has expressed anger and disappointment over a newspaper article published in one of the daily papers accusing him of failing to honour a $6,000 dollar (about K4.5 Million) fee as part of former Silver Strikers player Ndaziona  Chatsalila loan deal to join Mozambican side Ferroviario de Nampula.

Pondamale: Part of the deal was between Silver and the player

Pondamale: Part of the deal was between Silver and the player

Ndaziona Chatsalira

Ndaziona Chatsalira

An article published on Monday by Daily Times quoted Silver Strikers General Secretary Thabo Chakaka Nyirenda claiming Pondamale is failing to honour the payment despite assuring the club he will pay the agreed fee.

“The agent James Pondamale agreed to pay us $6,000 for Chatsalira, he has not honoured the agreement and has been elusive when we follow up on the payment,” Chakaka Nyirenda is quoted by the Daily Times.

But when contacted by Nyasa Times from Maputo in Mozambique on Monday seeking his reaction, Pondamale refuted Chakaka Nyirenda’s claims.

According to Pondamale, the agreement was that the player pay the remaining part of the contract to the club by himself.

“The player himself agreed to pay the remaining part of his contract to the club and he made that in writing and the club Ferroviario agreed to transfer the agreed fee between the two in this case Chatsalira and Silver of which the club never sent that money,” said Pondamale.

He claimed that he has been pushing for the payment with Silver Strikers legal representative and after several attempts, he suggested he sought Football Association of Malawi (FAM’s) intervention.

“We all have been pushing for the cash  together with the legal representative of Silver to a point I suggested we take the matter to FAM for intervention” Pondamale told Nyasa Times.

He said the amount Silver is supposed to get is K3 Million.

Chatsalira refused to comment when contacted by Nyasa Times via Whatsap.

“I will speak when I get back home” briefly wrote  Hatsalira upon been  introduced the topic.

The player signed a long year deal last year.

Pondamale has facilitated a number of deals for Malawian players now plying their trade in the Mozambican league famously called Macambola Leaue.

Some of the players include Frank Banda, Green Harawa both from Silver as well as John Banda and Schumacher Kuwali from Blue Eagles.

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