Managing Director of DD Sunshine Football Club David Dube has distanced himself from the story of the missing girl, who has failed to travel with her colleagues to Tanzania for a week-long football training camp.
On Tuesday this week, Airtel Malawi flew out three ‘rising stars,’ a girl and two boys to Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, where the youngsters are to undergo a week-long football camp training facilitated by experts from Manchester United soccer academies.
However, one girl Fanny Mwale failed to make the trip after allegedly being influenced by her club director Dube, who is also Football Association of Malawi (Fam) executive member.
Malawi Schools Sports Association general secretary Blackson Malamula had no kind words for Dube, whom he reported to Fam president Walter Nyamilandu. The Massa GS also threatened to refer the matter to Sports Council and use every means to recover the money spent on the girl
But speaking in an interview with Nyasa Times, Dube denied influencing the girl to boycott the Tanzania trip.
“I am just hearing reports that I stopped the girl from traveling to Tanzania but I do not know anything about this issue. Actually, I am on my way to Blantyre for Fam business and the girl is with the team
in the north. You better talk to the girl to find out the reasons for her absence but Massa should not drag me into this issue because they never approached me,” said Dube.
Dube said he has been sending girls to play professional football outside the country and could not deny the girl such a good opportunity.
Speaking in an interview from the north, Mwale said Dube did not play any part in the issue, saying she decided on her own to boycott the trip after being given false promises last year.
“I was promised a track suit, a Galaxy mobile phone and other things when we failed to travel last year but I never got the things so I did not see the benefit of making the trip,” she said.