Azam Tigers striker Fraser Menyani has accused the club of trying to kill his football career by deliberately delaying to issue him with a contract termination letter.
The former Nyasa Big Bullets player has a running contract with Tigers up until the end of the 2016 TNM Super League season.
He, however, said Tigers technical director Robin Alufandika told him last month that he has been offloaded, but the club has not written him a letter on the contract termination.
The situation has prevented the player from trying his luck at other clubs as a free agent.
Super League of Malawi (Sulom) will close registration of players on April 30.
“I wanted to try my luck at Epac and Max Bullets, but they refuse to give me space because they fear legal implications as I have a running contract with Tigers,” said Menyani.
“Alufandika told me I am not in their plans for this season, but they are failing to give me a contract termination letter to become a free agent. I even sought help from the Football Association of Malawi (FAM), but the issue always gets back to documented evidence.”
Alufandika argued yesterday that they did not fire the player, but sent him on a holiday to prepare well for his wedding, which is on May 28.
“We sent him on a holiday because we thought his slump in performance during recent training sessions was as a result of his deep thoughts about his imminent wedding, so we wanted to give him ample time to prepare. He will be back with us after the wedding,” Alufandika said.
He added that had they offloaded the player, they could not have paid him his salary for March.
However, Menyani argued that at no point did he ask for a holiday from Tigers as such, there was no need for the team to force it on him.
“How can a team give you a holiday when you do not want it? If I am still in their plan why did they not put me on the list of their players for this season? Those are blatant lies. The fact is that he called me into his office and said I had been chopped. Why is it difficult to just write me a contract termination letter?” Menyani wondered. n