Out-of-favour Flames right-back Elvis Kafoteka has withdrawn a high court suit against FAM over unpaid compensation and insurance following his injury in Flames 1-0 loss to Cote dâ€™Ivoire at the Cecafa tournament in 2010.
Kafoteka was demanding over half a million kwacha for the injury that saw him sidelined for several weeks, claiming that he used his own money to get treatment in Rwanda; hence, needed a refund.
According to Kafoteka, they have agreed to settle the issue out of court.
â€œIt is true that I had taken them to court, but they called for meeting on Monday where we resolved that they will pay for my operation at Beit Cure International so it is a closed chapter,â€ he said.
FAM chief executive officer Suzgo Nyirenda confirmed the development on Wednesday.
â€œWe were indeed summoned to appear at the High Court, but we reasoned with the player to settle it out of court. It is not that we did not care about his welfare, but there was lack of documentation from the doctors, his team and the hospital, that would have enabled us make a claim from Sports Council who provide insurance for national team players,â€ said Nyirenda.
Kafoteka was in Rwanda last week where he went to negotiate for the release of his international transfer certificate from APR to enable him join another team.