Former Flames vice-captain Elvis Kafoteka has advised his lawyer to withdraw from the Blantyre Magistrate’s Court a case against the Football Association of Malawi (FAM).
The 35-year-old sued FAM through his lawyer Bob Chimkango two months ago, seeking compensation for the injury he sustained when the Flames participated in the 2010 Cecafa Tournament in Tanzania.
“I am no longer proceeding with the case. I have already advised my lawyer to withdraw the lawsuit,” said the former Escom United defender who announced his retirement from active football two months ago.
When asked why all of a sudden he has decided to drop the court case, Kafoteka said: “I feel it would be a waste of time and resources to carry on with the case. I now want to concentrate on my life as a businessperson and I know the court proceedings will negatively affect my business.”
Kafoteka’s change of heart comes a day after Sports Council executive secretary George Jana told Nation on Sunday that Kafoteka does not deserve compensation because he was injured before the current insurance policy for Flames players was in place.
Jana said even former Flames midfielder Maxwell Chirwa, who broke his leg during the Independence Day Celebrations match against Botswana in 2003, did not qualify for the compensation for the same reason.