Football Association of Malawi (FAM) Transfer Matching Systems Manager Casper Jangale has warned all Super League Clubs against the tendency of ‘Player Tapping’.
Player tapping is described as an attempt to persuade a player who is contracted to one team to transfer to another team without the knowledge or permission of the players’s current club.
Jangale was speaking as some Super League Club have started signing new players while others are set to start chasing new signings.
While urging teams to follow right procedures, Jangale recently said his office is keeping an open eye and will be monitoring all negotiations and transfers clubs undertake.
He has since emphasized that all teams found to be wrong side of the law will be punished.
“We are monitoring and we will continue doing that. Let me warn here that we will punish all clubs that will break the transfer rules” said Jangale.
He said it is high time Malawian clubs learn to run the game of football professionally by following procedures as per requirements of the world soccer governing body FIFA under the Club Licensing.
“Clubs should follow necessary and right procedures. I think by now teams should have known that a player who is contracted with another club cannot be approached or signed by another club” he said.
The FAM Transfer Matching Systems Manager also noted that there is a need for Malawian players to fully understand contracts before signing hence the need to have someone i.e Player Managers to guide them.
“Players need to be enlightened on contracts. It is not on just to sign on something without understanding the contents. Players need to sit down, read carefully and do consultations before putting pen to paper” advised Jangale.
He also said his office will make sure that Malawian players and clubs are reminded at all times about the transfer procedures thus both local and international transfers.
Meanwhile, Jangale said he is looking forward to a day when Malawian players will be signing out-right contracts with foreign clubs instead of keeping on going for trials.
He was refering to players who have been in the game of football for so many years but keep on sneaking outside the country during off-season break to search for clubs a development he said speaks volumes of how behind Malawi football is remaining comparing to other countries.
He noted that Malawian players are seduced by short-term promises and rush into signing contracts but later suffer the consequences.
Most Malawian players have been flocking to Mozambique since 2013 but at the end, there have been cases of contractual or transfer fee disagreements between their old and new clubs and even the player themselves and their new clubs.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :