Be Forward Wanderers have cried foul over how Football Association of Malawi (FAM) is handling the disciplinary case involving midfielder Jaffalie Chande and Nyasa Big Bullets.
Wanderers general secretary Mike Butao accused FAM of double standards.
Butao was reacting to FAM general secretary Suzgo Nyirenda’s sentiments that the Nomads have no business in Chande’s case.
“Why is FAM silent on the issue of Nyasa Big Bullets officials taking this football matter to court when they are quick to condemn and discipline others for similar offences. Why the double standards?” wondered the Nomads GS.
He also said if the matter being investigated by Sulom, it should have been resolved a long time ago.
“Football administrators should not be militant. Wanderers have every interest in Chande’s case. If Chande is guilty and it transpires that we were wrong to sign him, are we not going to be punished?
“What about if he is innocent and his contract really did expire, are we going to be compensated for loss of service during this unnecessarily protracted investigation? Are we, therefore, wrong to ask for a speedy resolution?” Butao further argued.
He said their interest is to see to it that the matter reaches its logical conclusion.
However, Nyirenda defended his statement saying the Nomads should ease down and wait until the issue is sorted out.
In a related development, the Blantyre High Court adjourned the case in which Chande has sued Nyasa Big Bullets officials and supporters of harassment because one of the defendants, Isaac Norman, is outside the country.
The other defendants are supporters committee chairperson Stone Mwamadi and technical director Billy Tewesa.
“The court was supposed to hear the case on Tuesday, but it failed because Norman, who is our head of finance, is in South Africa,” Tewesa said on Wednesday. n