Epac FC owner threaten to disband club: Josiah Banda wants Sulom action

Businessman and sole owner of Lilongwe based Football Club Epac, Dean Josiah Banda has threatened to stop sponsoring the club if the Super League of Malawi (Sulom) does not intervene and act professionally in the way player transfers are being handled on the domestic scene.

Josiah is blaming Sulom of treating some clubs with kid gloves when it comes to sorting out player transfers.

Epac has already lost some of its key players to Zimbabwe outfit Caps United and other local clubs.

Some of the notable faces that left the club include hit man Ishmael Thindwa and Captain Tsanzo Dalio who signed contracts with Caps United some months ago while Musa Manyenje and Pilirani Zonda joined Big Bullets Football Club.

Dean Josiah Banda : Sulom must act
Dean Josiah Banda : Sulom must act

Banda has however warned the clubs that are keeping their players to make the transfer payments now as there will be no room to pay in instalments when the season kicks off.

“If they don’t pay us now, we will not enter into any negotiations once the season starts. We have lost a number of key players and it is the same money that can help us to replace the departed players,” Banda said through a local radio station on Wednesday.

“I would like also to make it clear that we will not bow down or listen to anything from Sulom for us to provide the teams that are keeping our players with temporally clearance otherwise I will straight away disband the club so that Sulom can take-over the sponsorship of clubs,” warned Josiah.

Meanwhile, Sulom General Secretary Williams Banda has asked all clubs to make transfer arrangements in time.

He has also asked the clubs to release players who are not in plans of any particular club before the transfer window closes so that they can try their luck in other clubs.

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