Escom to offload three key players

Escom United has listed some of its key players on the transfer list by giving them a node to join the clubs of their choice for 2012-2013 soccer season.

The electricians are looking to rejuvenate their squad and several experienced players will be allowed to leave.

Ndaziona ‘6 million’ Chatsalira is the most notable player who will be available for sale, whereas midfielder Chimango Kaira and Young Chimodzi Junior are the others.

In an interview with Nyasa Times, Escom United Chairman Fanuel Nkhono confirmed that the players were on the transfer list because their interest was not with the electricians since last season.

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“We haven’t fired them but we have only given them a go ahead to join other clubs because their interest was with other clubs not us,” said Nkhono.

Nkhono said that Chatsalira sent an SMS informing him that he no longer had interest to play for the electricians because his desire was to join champions Silver Strikers in the capital city.

“As you are aware that Chatsalira’s ambition since last season was to join Silver and he asked me to let him go to Silver this season. We have put him on the transfer list because his interest is with the
Bankers and we will not jeopardize his deal,” Nkhono explained.

“ If you ask me of Kaira, he also did the same  since last season that he wanted to join Blue Eagles in Lilongwe, why shouldn’t we let him go?,” said Nkhono.

Quizzed on Chimodzi Junior, Nkhono said that the former Civo United midfielder also requested the club to let him go because he wanted to assist his father with his business.

Chimodzi’s father is former Flames defence pillar Young ‘Ayugo’ Chimodzi, who runs a sports shop in the capital city of Malawi, Lilongwe.

“Chimodzi wanted to move last season but we pleaded with to finish the season with us before his plans. I even talked with his father (Young Chimodzi), who confirmed to me that he wanted his son to be assisting him with his business,” said Nkhono.

However, Kaira insisted that he did not request for a transfer from the team part from receiving an sms from his chairman while in Chad when he was on national duty with the Flames.

“I was shocked to receive a text from the chairman when l was in Chad letting me know that l was on the transfer list. The text message read ‘you are on the transfer list. Consult the T/D for more details’ that was it,” he said.

However, Kaira said that he was not worried with the development but stressed that they will ask the team to pay them their dues before moving away.

“I have served Escom with all my heart and soul and for them to sack me through a text it is very unprofessional of them and l am still touched with their approach. I wish them a prosperous season and may the good Lord help them win more trophies than ever,” said Kaira, whose wish is to play for Big Bullets.

Escom United had a bumpy season last year towards the end, as players threatened to boycott their last Super League game against Silver Strikers in protest for unpaid bonuses.

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