Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has trashed player transfers that were not finalised as the local transfer window closed last month.
At least 15 transfers were not completed pending thorough scrutiny on some technical hitches, but FAM transfer manager Casper Jangale said yesterday that none has passed the test.
The development comes 10 days before the TNM Super League kickoff on May 6.
Some of the notable transfers that have been affected are those of Ireland-based striker Andy Kamlete from Green Hawks to Nyasa Big Bullets, Under-17 national team starlet Frank Chizuze from Civo United to Silver Strikers, Bernard Chimaimba from PremierBet Wizards to Big Bullets, Davie Ng’ambi from Big Bullets to Masters Security FC and Trevor Kalema from Wizards to Silver.
“Most of these transfers lack proof of the players’ previous or current contracts. The eligibility of their identity cards is also compromised. We have, therefore, advised the concerned parties to go back to their drawing boards and correct their mistakes,” Jangale said.
“We only want correct information about these players before we can accept their transfers. We will not process the transfers unless the clubs put their houses in order.”
Bullets general secretary Albert Chigoga refused to comment on the matter because they are yet to be notified by FAM.
“I do not have a response yet. Let me get the notification from FAM first to see the status of the cases. What I only know is that FAM has to process the transfers by the end of this month,” he said.
The other pending transfers that have not been processed are those of Malumbo Gondwe (Be Forward Wanderers to Master), Nixon Nyasulu (Griffin Young Stars to Bullets), Amadu Makawa (Bullets to Wizards), Chimwemwe Idana (Izo Izo to Bullets), Jelesi Lufeyo (Bullets to Wizards), Richard Chimbamba (Mwima Stars to Bullets), Raphael Phiri (Karonga United to Master/Civo), Vincent Nyangulu (Civo to Master), Chiletso Zoya (Epac to Master) and Patience Kalumo (Civo to Masters).