Moyale Barracks Football Club prolific striker, Khudah Muyaba, is still missing at the Third Battalion of the Malawi Defence Force, Moyale Barracks, as the team is fine tuning for the 2018 super league season.
Muyaba was conspicuously missing over the weekend as Moyale Barracks was playing against newly promoted TN Stars from Kasungu at Mzuzu University Football Ground popularly known as “Thengere Stadium” by Mzuni students.
For about three weeks now, Muyaba has been in Lilongwe and was spotted training with Kamuzu Barracks Football Club.
The player has been saying he wants to switch from Moyale Barracks to Kamuzu Barracks where he can comfortably ply his trade as a football player. This followed a disagreement between Muyaba and his bosses at Moyale Barracks who he claims denied him a chance to go and play professional football with a Mozambican club.
But Muyaba is a soldier at the rank of Private who has to follow MDF orders and get a nod from officers above, before making any decisive move. He simply did not return to Moyale Barracks after national team training. Reports now indicate that he has been fired from the MDF for missing from his work place for about 21 days, according to MDF rules.
But officials from Moyale Barracks which Nyasa Times spoke to on condition of anonymity, refused to comment much on the issue saying they do not know anything about Muyaba’s dismissal but that he has been absconding duties at his duty station.
On Monday, Khuda wrote on his facebook page that he didn’t care being fired as a soldier because what he wanted was to play football and achieve great things as a footballer.
“Ndipo mwachita bwino kundichotsa ntchito…mumangolemeletsana nokhanokha…ine ndiye ndidzingotchukira dzina?…” wrote Muyaba on his facebook timeline.
Meanwhile, analysts have argued that Muyaba should have thought twice because football is short term carrier and not very rewarding in Malawi while as a soldier, he was or is entitled to a gratuity and a pension after retirementFollow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :