Nyasa Big Bullets are demanding an explanation from their players who sneaked out of the country for trials.
The club’s chairperson Noel Lipipa was reacting to goalkeeper Ernest Kakhobwe’s trip to Mozambique where he reportedly underwent successful trials at top-flight league side Chingale de Tete this week.
He said Kakhobwe, just like the team’s captain Chiukepo Msowoya—who has clinched a deal with South African Premier Soccer League side Golden Arrows— did not take leave of the club.
“We are concerned that some of these players are just sneaking out of the country without seeking our approval. What they need to realise is that they are contracted to the club and they are bound to their contracts.
“If they get such opportunities we are not going to stand in their way, but they need to follow the normal procedures and before we enter into transfer negotiations we will seek their explanation on that,” he said.
Lipipa also said it is important for the club to know about their players’ trials in terms of eventualities such as accidents and injuries.
Kakhobwe admitted that he did not inform his team about the trials because the invitation was instant.
“They [Chingale] called me at night and I was expected to start off for Tete the following morning, so it was like I was caught off guard,” he said.
According to Kakhobwe, he claimed to have passed his trials and that Chingale are expecting him next week.
“They have offered me a good package and I cannot wait to play in Mozambique.”
The former Azam Tigers and Be Forward Wanderers goalkeer, has a two-year contract with Bullets.
On his part, Chiukepo said Lipipa was aware of his trip.
“The chairperson was aware of my trip. He was informed accordingly by my agent. There was no way I would have left without his approval,” he said. n