Silver denies ‘jersey 10’ wrangle, K2 mil for Harawa

Silver Strikers General Secretary Thabo Chakaka Munthali has denied reports of disagreements and infighting inside the Central Region giants camp.

Green Harawa

Green Harawa

He was responding to a Nyasa Times question about the alleged wrangles between midfielder Timothy Chitedze and striker Green Harawa over jersey number 10 and reports the club offered Harawa K2 Million to rejoin his former club.

This comes barely few days after pint-sized striker featured in the first team for the first time since his return from Mozambique where his long year deal with Ferroviaro de Nampula came to an end.

Harawa appeared wearing jersey number 10 in a Fisd Challenge Cup semifinal match against Kamuzu Barracks at the Silver Stadium last Sunday a game which the host lost 1-0.

The number 10 Jersey has been used by Chitedze since he completed his move from Mighty Be Forward Wanderers to join the Reserve Bank of Malawi sponsored side.

The development has raised fears and allegations that Chitedze and other players are unhappy that Harawa has been handed jersey number 10 snatched from Chitedze who has shown great  committment and has been influential to the club since joining the bankers.
The reports have gone viral on social media and other local radio stations and have brought a heated debate.

Some have suggested that Silvers’ poor performance against Kamuzu Barracks last Sunday was part of the protest by the players who never showed commitment and their usual fighting spirit throughout the entire game.

But Club Secretary Chakaka Munthali has refuted the claims and maintains all is well in the Bankers family.

“The rumours are totally baseless and unfounded. There is harmony in our camp and those rumours are coming from our detractors” he told Nyasa Times on Tuesday.

He, however, revealed that Harawa’s contract is an indefinate contract and that the two sides reached a concesus that he cannot sign for any local club.

“It is correct that if Harawa doesn’t find another foreign club he will sign a long term deal with us.  The agreement we reached is that he cannot join any local club at any point in time but may join a foreign club at any point,” he explained.

Silver date  Kamuzu Barracks on Wednesday in a mid-week fixture in a repeat of the Fisd Challenge Cup Semifinal at the Civo Stadium.

The Bankers can move up to top if they win overtaking the three joint leaders Nyasa Big Bullets, Blue Eagles and Mafco FC.

The three clubs  have 45 points each and are separated with goal difference.

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