Football Association of Malawi (FAM) disciplinary committee has made their determination that that the contract which Jaffale Chande submitted to FAM is original and that the player is free play for his new club Mighty Be Forward Wanderers.
The Disciplinary Committee released the verdict between Nyasa Big Bullets and its former player Chande who had signed a pre contract with Wanderers.
Bullets accused Chande that whilst still in a contract with them which run up to August 13, 2016, illegally signed a contract with Wanderers .
The committee which met to hear the case last Saturday in Blantyre has ruled in favour of Chande that his action were legitimate as according to his contract he was free agent.
“It is the Committee’s finding that the complainants have failed to prove their case on a balance of probabilities,” reads the determination.
FAM noted Bullets contract which was presented was forged.
According to the Arthur Nanthuru led committee, Chande was not at fault as the witness from former Bullets chairman and General Secretary, Kondi Msungama and Harold Fote respectively told the committee in their testimony that they gave Chande a one and half year contract not three years contract as claimed by Bullets in their complaint
The committee attach weight to the testimony if former Bullets General Secretary Harold Fote who described the contract copy that were brought by Bullets as evidence that Chande signed a three years contract with them as a forged
The verdict now means that Chande is free to join and be registered with Wanderers as a free agent and is available for selection this weekend when the two teams meet in a Blantyre derby.
Meanwhile, the committee has mocked the Super League of Malawi (Sulom) and Football Association of Malawi for not having a proper way of keeping and ensuring that every player’s contract is deposited with them and are well documented to avoid the Chande incident.
According to the committee it is supposed to be a must for every team through Sulom to deposit their copies of every player’s contract to FAM.
The committee has since schooled Sulom to consider digital mode of keeping files including every player’s contract as it’s the safest mode they can safely keep records of every player’s players contract and other vital information.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :