Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has found capital city giants Silver Strikers football club to be at fault with how they handled the transfer of striker Babatunde Adepoju from Be Forward Wanderers football club.
The central bankers agreed with the nomads to take on board striker Babatunde to area 47 which the later agreed upon receiving K8 million from the reserve bank sponsored side. Silver Strikers then reversed it’s decision of using the services of the striker which made the Lali Lubani side to sue the other club to FAM.
According to FAM club licensing manager Casper Jangale, the dispute committee which was handling the case has found Silver Strikers at fault to have breached the transfer agreements reached by the two clubs.
“Silver Strikers has been found guilt to have breached the agreement which was made by the two teams over the transfer of Babatunde. Therefore, they have been asked to compensate wanderers and have been given three days to appeal if they are not satisfied with the ruling given,” said Jangale.
Speaking after the ruling, Wanderers general secretary Victor Maunde said,
“We are happpy that the ruling has gone in our favour and that’s what we expected. Having done all the agreements with Silver Strikers and having received the money from them they own the player and should take him on board.
On the other hand, Silver Strikers chief executive officer Thokozani Chimbali denied to comment on the way forward on the matter as they have three days to decide.
“For now we need to sit down as a club and see how we will further proceed with the issue but for now we will leave our legal team to guide us on our next move,” Chimbali said.