Fellowship Association of Malawi, (Fama) 2012 champions Blue Eagles are not letting up the pressure to force Fama to give them their K4 million prize by engaging the Football Association of Malawi (FAM).
Six months after the K12 million tournament ended, Eagles are yet to receive their prize money, a development which has forced them to seek FAM’s intervention before they start legal proceedings.
“We have been patient with Fama because of their Christian background, but what we have discovered that they are playing hide-and-seek on us. We can no longer reach them on their phones,” said Eagles general secretary Ackis Muwanga.
“We have engaged FAM to assist us, but after exhausting football channels, we will start court proceedings and we will not stop until we get our money. We spent a lot of money on the competition; hence, there is no way we can be cheated like that,” he said.
While confirming that they are yet to pay Eagles their prize money, Fama general secretary Japhet Majekete could not say when they would pay them out.
“I am not ready to say when. Let us not talk about that now. Once everything is taken care of, I will communicate,” said Majekete on Wednesday this week.
Majakete could also not say whether the tournament will take place this year. But Eagles and losing finalists Big Bullets have said they will never take part in the tournament again.
“We find the competition not worth our participation. There is no benefit in it. We spend more than the actual prize money. The organisation of the tournament was not professional and we cannot risk taking part in it either,” said Bullets chairperson Malinda Chinyama.
“With the way things are, there is no way we can take part in the competition again. It is a waste of time and resources,” said Muwanga.