In what could be described as tit-for-tat, Mighty Be Forward Wanderers have invaded rivals Nyasa Big Bullets camp and signed one of the People’s Team’s prolific players midfielder-cum-striker Jaffalie Chande.
Chande confirmed the development yesterday saying he has months remaining on his contract which Bullets have not renewed.
Wanderers coach Jack Chamangwana said Chande was one of the players the technical panel recommended to the executive committee.
“We recommended several players and yes, Jaffalie was one of them,” he said.
Meanwhile, Bullets, who recently poached striker Muhammad Sulumba at the expiry of the player’s loan with the Nomads , have accused Wanderers of player-tapping.
Bullets vice-general secretary Kelvin Moyo said Wanderers did not follow procedures.
“Every season Wanderers does that. They are fond of poaching from Bullets. This season they have done the same,” he said.
“The player’s contract is expiring in August. So, basically, he has four months remaining before his contract expires.”
Though transfer rules allow a player to sign a pre-contract six months before a contract expires, Chande is likely to stay idle following the bad blood between Bullets and Wanderers.
“He cannot play for Wanderers. He will have to wait until August when the contract expires,” said Moyo.