Epac FC owner Dini Josaya Banda has warned Big Bullets against taking short-cuts in acquiring the services of Mussa Manyenje and Pilirani Zonda.
In an interview on Monday, Banda said Bullets flouted transfer rules by taking the two Epac players to Blantyre without informing his club.
“Bullets are still retrogressive in their approach. As Epac, we are not standing in any player’s way. We are just asking clubs to follow transfer rules as laid down by Sulom. We hear they have approached our players and without directly informing us. I warn them that if they take short-cuts, they will not use the players in the coming season,” said Banda.
He advised Bullets to emulate Zimbabwe’s Caps United example.
“When they [Caps] expressed interest to call Ishmael [Thindwa] and Dalio [Tsanzo], they wrote us a letter and we duly gave our consent. That is the way we are supposed to run football these days,” said Banda.
Bullets outgoing vice-chairperson Austin Kasito said his club will follow the rules in signing a player.
“We know the complications that go with short-cuts and as a club we will always strive to follow transfer rules when signing any player,” said Kasito.
Meanwhile, Banda has said both Tsanzo and Thindwa have impressed in Zimbabwe and the two clubs are set to discuss transfer modalities.
“Caps are coming in the country for the Zambezi Challenge Cup and we are expected to transact the matter during that time,” said Banda.
He, however, could not disclose the value of his players, saying the information is confidential until the deals are signed.
Despite the imminent departure of the four key players, Banda said he is confident that his team can still do well next season.
Meanwhile, the Epac owner has described rumours circulating on social networks that he has employed Leo Mpulula as untrue.
“We have never approached Mr. Mpulula or any other coach. I have also heard those rumours and I can tell you that it is not true,” he said.