Bullets pay K3 million to secure Epac players

Bullets FC executive committee has lived up to its word settling transfer fees for Epac FC players Pilirani Zonda and Mussa Manyenje.

The ‘people’s team’ chairman Kondi Msungama said on Tuesday the team paid the money after holding discussions with owner Dean Josiah Banda on Monday night.

However, Msungama said Josiah Banda advised Bullets not to give him hard cash the team had prepared to pay him.

Msungama: Done deal
Msungama: Done deal

“We offered him K3 million cash but he said he cannot travel such a long distance to Lilongwe while carrying such a big amount,” Msungama said.

He said the team worked hard to raise the money to pay Epac players.

He said the team was obliged to pay Epac for both despite that Zonda’s claims that he was out of contract to give back to the team for nurturing the players.

“We are happy that we have managed to get the money to pay for Pilirani Zonda and Mussa Manyenje transfer fee because we feel that Epac has done a lot taking care of these players to be where they are,” Msungama said.

Josiah confirmed meeting Bullets on Monday over the players but differed with Bullets on the reason behind declining the money.

“Of course the paid but we have to discuss as a committee whether to receive the money or not because both of these players were pegged at different prices,” Josiah said.

The chairman also assured that they would process the transfer fee of Blantyre United players Dalitso Sailesi, Tozgowere Kumwenda and Victor Limbikani before the season kick off as requested by new coach Elia Kananji.

The payment settled down a long running battle Epac and Bullets over Epac players particularly Zonda who declared that he was free agent because he never signed a contract with his former club.

Bullets start the new season campaign with a game against Moyale on Sunday and Super League rookies Karonga United on Monday.

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