Former TNM Super League giants, Escom United (now called Kabula United), are battling to recover K18.8 million from local and foreign clubs in player transfer balances.
Kabula chairperson Fanuel Nkhono said Big Bullets owe them K6 million for the transfers of Heston Munthali, James Chilapondwa and Chimango Kaira.
But the three players claim they were released as free agents. Nkhono claims the Nomads have not yet paid balances amounting to K2 million for Bernard Harawa and Jacob Ngwira.
Wanderers general secretary David Kanyenda denied owing Kabula, saying there was no exchange of money in Ngwira and Harawa’s transfer, apart from swapping players, but Nkhono insisted the Nomads were supposed to pay them K2 million.
Ngwira is also a subject of unfinished transfer fees balance of R70 000 (K2.8 million) by the defunct South Africa First Division side Carara Kicks. He transferred from Escom to Kicks in 2010.
Kabula are also chasing $10 000 (K4.4 million) which Rwandan side APR were allegedly supposed to pay for Victor Nyirenda in 2009. APR told The Nation earlier that they paid the money.
Thanda Royal Zulu of the South Africa First Division have also not finished paying R150 000 (K6 million) as half-down balance for striker Peter Wadabwa.
Zulu resold Wadabwa to Golden Arrows in the South Africa Premiership last season.
But FAM transfer matching system manager Casper Jangale faulted domestic clubs for failing to tie players to worthwhile contracts.
He warned that unless local clubs put their players on proper contracts, they will continue losing them to foreign clubs as free agents.