Karonga United might be heading for the TNM Super League exit, but it seems they will not leave the big football stage without a boardroom fight over what they claim is Red Lions’ illegal use of the rookies’ player, Lottie Mwakisulu.
United general secretary Gospel Selemani has accused the Super League of Malawi (Sulom) of playing double standards on the team’s challenge to Lions’ use of Mwakisulu.
“I am writing as a follow up on the letter we issued to Sulom and copied to FAM. It has been observed that the Sulom general secretary has been silent on the matter. Is it wrong to launch a complaint in the game of football, maybe because it is Karonga United FC [underdogs] against Red Lions FC [giants]?” Selemani wrote.
“Lottie Mwakisulu’s issue is true and clear. I am wondering what would make Sulom sit on it like this. Let Red Lions produce the clearance copy granted by Karonga United FC, then we shall be silent. It would not make sense for us to be working on the social media. We need our results according to the rules of the game. Tell us if you are not attending to our issue for any reason before we continue wasting our energy.”
Earlier, Sulom vice-general secretary Thoko Chazema, in the absence of general secretary Williams Banda, said they would investigate the matter.
When contacted on Tuesday, Banda said Karonga United and Red Lions agreed over the player’s transfer in 2012/13 season before the rookies’ Super League promotion.
“Sulom was not involved. Sulom only got consent from the then Karonga team manager that they can register the player considering that the parties have reached an agreement that Red Lions will or have provided a set of uniform and match balls considering that Karonga was in the Simama League,” Banda, who is outside the country, wrote through e-mail.