Blue Eagles FC plan to recall their former midfielder Micium Mhone from Jomo Cosmos following the South African club’s failure to pay R150 000 (about K7.5 million) transfer fee balance within the agreed period.
According to the Malawi Police Service (MPS) outfit’s chairperson Happy Mkandawire, Cosmos bought Mhone last year for R350 000 (about K17.5 million) and made a down payment of R200 000 (about K10 million).
“According to the transfer agreement that we signed, Cosmos were supposed to pay the R150 000 balance by September 30 last year and almost a year down the line, they have not done so.
“We are bitter with Cosmos’ club owner Jomo Sono because he is not being cooperative. He is not picking our calls, neither is he responding to our e-mails. We even sought his local agent, Ben Chiwaya’s assistance but to no avail. Chiwaya has been trying to assist us, but Sono is being elusive,” he said.
Mkandawire said they are left with no option but to recall the player as per Article 8 of the transfer agreement which The Nation has seen.
Part of the article states that in the event of Cosmos’ failure to pay the transfer fee in full within the stipulated period, Eagles “will have the right to recall the player.”
“We are trying to get in touch with FAM so that we can pursue that option having exhausted all attempts to get the payment,” added Mkandawire.
FAM transfer matching systems (TMS) manager Casper Jangale said they would act upon getting communication from Eagles.
First, we’ll have to go through the contract agreement and understand what it entails and probably from there we can take it up with Safa [South Africa Football Association],” he said.
Sono could not be reached for comment but Chiwaya confirmed that there is indeed a R150 000 balance to be paid by Cosmos.
“It is true, Cosmos owes them that much but as for the other details, it is only Jomo himself who can be in a position to comment.
“I discussed this issue with them [Eagles] and tried to help them as much as I could, but I am afraid the issue is now beyond me,” he said.
Mhone signed a two-year contract with Cosmos in July last year and still has 10 months remaining on his contract.