Malawian players continue to trek to Mozambique in search of fortune.
Big Bullets forward Godfrey Masondo, Mighty Wanderers duo of Gerald ‘Armando’ Chimbaka and Innocent Jere and Escom United forward Chiukepo Msowoya have become the latest players to go to the former Portuguese colony.
But Bullets have cried foul over Masondo’s move, saying he did not get their consent.
“We have evidence that Masondo has travelled to Mozambique without our consent,” said Bullets general secretary Higger Mkandawire.
“A couple of months ago, he also went there and signed a short-term contract with a lower league side without our clearance. He played for them for about four months. We are not sure whether he has returned to the same club, but we will now seek FAM’s intervention.”
Mkandawire suspected that there are registration flaws in Mozambique, especially in the lower leagues, which are allowing players to be featured without being cleared.
“It appears there are loopholes in the way small teams register their players, but this is against Fifa rules for which both Mozambique and Malawi are member associations and Masondo is still contracted to us,” he said.
FAM commercial manager Casper Jangale said they were yet to get Bullets’ complaint about Masondo’s presence in Mozambique.
But Nomads team manager Chiyembekezo Zidana on Sunday confirmed that their strikers Chimbaka and Jere are in Mozambique with the club’s blessings.
“They left with our blessings, but we do not have details on which teams they have gone to. The information we have is that it is not a top league side, though,” said Zidana.
Chimbaka and Jere missed Saturday’s TNM Super League game against Azam Tigers.
Meanwhile, Chiukepo is also undergoing trials with top Mocambola League champions Maxaquene.
Broker of the deal, James Nelito Pondomale of Intersport Mozambique, confirmed Chiukepo’s trip, saying he was expected to wind up the trials on Sunday.
Another top Mozambican club Liga Maculmana recently signed Wanderers midfielder Joseph Kamwendo.
Other Malawian players who ply their trade in the top Mozambican league are Simplex Nthala, Zicco Mkanda, Sankhani Nyirenda, Emmanuel Chipatala, Jimmy Chikulekule, Lewis Minjale and Danga Mlelemba.