Super League of Malawi (Sulom) have issued a warning against Silver Strikers for unlawful use of former Mighty Be Forward Wanderers midfielder Timothy Chitedze.
In a later dated 8th March, 2015 addressed to Silver Strikers and copied to Football Association of Malawi (FAM) and Wanderers, Sulom revealed that it has received a complaint from Wanderers that their player Chitedze is training with Silver Strikers and that he was even featured in an international friendly match against Zimbabwean side Caps United which the Bankers lost 2-0.
“We have received complaints from Be Forward Wanderers that one Timothy Chitedze is training with your club (Silver Strikers) without the consent of his club Be Forward Wanderers,” reads the statement signed by Sulom Treasurer Tiya Somba Banda and made available to Nyasa Times.
“It has been established that the player in question, Timothy Chitedze is indeed training with your club and he even played for Silver Strikers in the international friendly match with CAPS United on 1st March, 2015 at Silver Stadium of which we have evidence on the same from your officials interviews on radio and the official match Repor.
“Note that your actions is in breach of the player transfer rules and contravenes the Football Association of Malawi regulations Article 9.10 of the Status and Transfer of Players” adds the statement.
Meanwhile, Sulom has given Silver Strikers 48 hours from the date of which the letter was signed to respond to the charges.
Efforts to talk to Silver officials on whether they have received the letter from Sulom proved futile as we went online.
Chitedze was expelled from Nomads last season but the decision was reversed following pressure and protest from Nomads supporters who described Chitedze as one of the backbones of Wanderers.