Masters to decide on players

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Masters Security football club general secretary Christopher Njewula says the club still owns the players who were with the club in the TNM super league where it got relegated in 2019 to join the Central Region Football Association (CRFA) which is a second-string league.

After being relegated, the club which played in the top flight league for 4 seasons announced that it will disband and will not play in the CRFA league which made a number of players including Chimwemwe Kumkwawa, Maneno Nyoni, Juma Yatina, Eneya Banda and Chisomo Chalamanda to leave the club.

According to Njewula, the 2018 Carlsberg Cup Champions still owns all the players who were with the club in the TNM super league and still has running contracts and any club that wants the services of any of their players should open negotiations with Masters Security.

“Most of the players we had in the TNM super league have joined other clubs on loan with some signing permanent deals but we still have some players who have running contracts with us and if any club needs their services they will have to engage with us for negotiations as the players have not been released,” he said.

But according to Kondwani Kumwenda who joined Masters after being released by Nyasa Big Bullets, the club has not been paying him for close to 9 months and complained to Football Association of Malawi (FAM) over the matter for guidance.

Commenting on the matter, FAM club licensing and compliance manager Casper Jangale said, “Masters Security football club was in the TNM super league and got relegated but the players have running contracts with the club. FIFA rules state that if a player stays for 2 months without being paid, he can write to the club to give his money with 15 days or he will be a free agent. So players need to come in the open with the kind of problems they are facing to be helped.”

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