Mighty Be Forward Wanderers striker Jabulani Linje has hit back at his former club Civo United on allegations that the player pocketed about K850, 000.00 as part of his signing on fee for his new contract.
Last week, Civo General Secretary told the media that they have made several attempts to have Super League of Malawi (Sulom) as a mediator between the two sides but the association has been giving them a cold shoulder.
In response to the matter that he received the said amount as part of his signing-on fee to have his contract extended at the club, Linje denied the accusations.
“I have heard about that issue but I do not know its origins because Civo never paid me such an amount as part of my signing-on fees.
“Surprisingly no one from Civo including Bwana Mtelera has raised that issue with me a thing I find to be very strang.e” Linje is quoted as saying in The Nation newspaper dated 23rd June, 2015.
But Mtelera insisted that the club paid the player through his Bank Account and that the only evidence the club has is the Bank Deposit Slip since the player never signed anywhere as he was awaiting his new contract to be finalized.
Speaking on behalf of Sulom, Treasurer Tiya Somba Banda confirmed to Nyasa Times that the issue was brought down to the association by Civo.
But Somba Banda said the association was waiting for relevant documentation from Civo.
“We indeed received the letter however we have asked them to provide relevant documentation supporting the case” Somba Banda told Nyasatimes in an Email response.
Meanwhile, Civo Mtelera said they are optimistic that Sulom will help them on the matter and make sure the matter ends amicably.