Nyasa Big Bullets FC chief executive officer Escort Chinula says the club does not recognise Paul Kamanga as the broker of midfielder Peter Banda’s outright deal with South African National First Division side TS Sporting; hence, he should not interfere
in the clubs’ talks.
The reaction comes after Kamanga was quoted in The Nation’s Tuesday edition as having accused Bullets of blocking the move by ignoring several reminders for action on the South African second-tier outfit’s offer.
During a press briefing in Blantyre yesterday, Chinula said the club recognises only three unnamed players’ agents in the country.
“Sporting made contacts with us through its general secretary and that is the only communication we have from them. Unfortunately, we have seen one of the so-called agents responding to our issues when the South African club has not told us about anybody working on its behalf,” he said.
“This is affecting the image of Malawi football because communication is supposed to be only between the two clubs.”
The Bullets CEO said they are not trying to block Banda from joining Sporting but their interest is to protect the interests of both the player and the club.
But Kamanga yesterday said it is sad that Bullets are trying to demean his role as broker of the deal.
“They should first ask themselves how Sporting got to know about Bullets and the player. Moreover, what do they mean to say they do not recognise agents that recently helped them acquire the services of some players locally?” he wondered.
Kamanga added that the fact that Bullets have acknowledged receipt of a letter from Sporting, a day after expressing ignorance on the issue, shows the club could not be telling the truth.
Banda, who won the Player of the Season Award last season, was not available for comment.
The winger has a three-year running contract with Bullets, having permanently joined the the People’s Team this year from Griffin Young Stars.