A cloud of controversy surrounds Nyasa Big Bullets striker Jafallie Chande contract following his move to join archrivals Be Forward Wanderers.
Chande, who joined Bullets in 2014 from Epac United at a reported transfer fee of K2.5 million made a dramatic move to join Wanderers as a free agent claiming that his contract has run out.
But Bullets have submitted to Football Association of Malawi (FAM) a copy of his contract which they said earlier had gone missing.
Bullets Technical Director Billy Tewesa said Chande had a running contract he signed a three-year contract in 2014 and is due to expire on 17 August, 2017.
Tewesa faulted Wanderers and Super League of Malawi for rushing to process his transfer as a free agent without cross checking with Bullets.
“Jafallie Chande has a contract with us and rules are clear that he cannot play for another team because he is our player unless we clear him,” Tewesa said.
Former Bullets Chairman Kondie Msungama and General Secretary Harold Fote confirmed that the player signed a contract but fell short of ascertaining the duration.
But in twist of events the player claimed that Bullets had forged the documents as he would provide authentic ones to prove that his contract had expired.
“What Bullets have done is bad I will expose them because I am not a fool,” he said.
FAM Club Licensing and Transfer Manager Casper Jangale confirmed that Bullets had submitted documents to justify that Chande is still contracted to the Peoples Team.
But Jangale said the association would investigate before coming up with the verdict within the week.
He also advised clubs and players to take club licensing seriously to avoid such incidents.
“We always recommend that clubs should process four copies of contracts to Sulom, the player for their file and to FAM,” he said.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :