Alliance Capital Stars violated rules forbidding rival clubs to approach a contracted player without permission from their employers in the saga which they signed shooter-cum-defender, Lauren Ngwira, from Tigresses,Netball Association of Malawi’s (Nam) Disciplinary Committee has ruled.
Ngwira was offered a job by Alliance Capital and has been out of action for six months in a bid to force a move which required her to play for the team that the company sponsors.
But the discplinary committee in its determination said Alliance Capital Stars were supposed to speak directly with Tigresses, saying Ngwira should have only be brought in for discussions once the two clubs had agreed on terms..
It also said Nam cannot force Tigresses or any other team to sell players unless the concerned teams agree terms .
The ruling also recognised that teams can sign new players during two transfer periods— January to March then August 1 to 14.
Tigresses’ Team Manager, Helene Mpinganjira-Tasosa, said was taken out of Tigresses official hostel.
“They talked to the player without our consent,” she said.
Alliance Capital Stars’ Chairperson, Dalitso Chinyama, said they will decide the next step.