Eagles demand K3.5 million for Kumwenda

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Blue Eagles football club has asked midfielder Vitumbiko Kumwenda to buy the remainder of his contract at K3,500,000 if he wants to leave with the team’s blessing and join a team of his choice.

Kumwenda was told to return to the police headquarters side by Football Association of Malawi (FAM) after his first move out of the club for Blantyre based Be Forward Wanderers was said not to have followed proper player transfer rules.

Last week the former Kabwafu FC midfielder had a meeting with the 2019 FISD challenge cup champions where he asked the club to buy the remainder of his contract which expires in December 2020 at K1,200,000 which the club has denied.
Speaking in an interview, vice general secretary for Eagles William Nkhoma said as a club they have set a price of K3.5 million for Kumwenda to pay the club as he wants to go elsewhere.

“From the meeting we had with the player last week it’s clear he wants to move out of Blue Eagles and he proposed to buy the remaining months of his contract at K1.2 million which the club has denied as it’s not matching the value he has been to the club.

“In our negotiations with Wanderers, we asked them to pay K3.5 million if they want to take the player and that’s the value which is also costing the remaining six months of his contract,” said Nkhoma.

Before returning back to Blue Eagles, Vitumbiko Kumwenda had already signed a three years contract with Be Forward Wanderers and his move is yet to be approved by FAM through the Domestic Transfer Matching System (DTMS).

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