Lilongwe based business magnet Dini Jossiah Banda, who is also sponsor for Epac FC and chairman for Central Region Football League (CRFL) has returned cash amounting to K300,000, which Mighty Wanderers asked him to remit to Msumdwe United FC of the CRFL as outstanding transfer fee for defender Francis Mlimbika.
Wanderers paid the transfer fee balance through the CRFL chair amid the controversy that arose when Silver Strikers tried to sign the Nomads’ left back.
The bankers paid K600,000 to Msundwe only to learn the player had returned to the Lali Lubani Road side.
After pocketing the K600,000 from the central bankers, Msundwe refused to get the money from Wanderers only to change tune after the bankers started pressing for their money. However, Jossiah had already paid back the money to Wanderers by then.
The business magnet confirmed returning the money to Wanderers in an interview with Nyasa Times.
“I gave back the money to Wanderers because Msundwe refused to come and collect the cash. When Msundwe
officials came back to me to claim the money, I had already sent back the money to Wanderers,” said Jossiah.
Msundwe officials were not readily available for comment but sources from the club from Lilongwe east say the club already used the money from Silver.
Mlimbika moved from Msundwe to Wanderers some four seasons ago but the Nomads have reportedly been dodging to pay an outstanding balance of K300,000, prompting the CRFL side to accept the offer from Silver and
allow the bankers to take the defender on board.
However, Wanderers argued the player did not belong to Msundwe and paid the outstanding fee through the CRFL boss.