Be Forward Wanderers have lodged a complaint with Football Association of Malawi (FAM) against their former assistant coach Oscar Kaunda accusing him of breach of contract.
The coach handed his resignation letter at the Lali Lubani Road outfit a week ago, saying he wanted to be closer to his ill mother, only to join TNM Super League club, Karonga United on the same position few days later.
FAM licensing and compliance manager Casper Jangale confirmed receipt of the Nomads’ complaint.
He said: “Indeed the Nomads have lodged a complaint. They argue that Kaunda asked to be released based on his mother’s sickness, but they were shocked to hear about his appearance at Karonga United.”
“Currently, we are in the process of sending notifications to the concerned parties. After that, we will thoroughly look into the issue and come out with a verdict.”
Meanwhile, an inside source confided in The Nation yesterday that Kaunda decided to quit Wanderers with three months remaining on his two-year contract because the Nomads could not fulfil their contractual obligations.
Kaunda, who previously coached Karonga before the Crocodiles earned Super League promotion in 2016, yesterday confirmed the salary issue, but refused to comment further on the matter.
“I hear Wanderers have taken the issue of my resignation to Football Association of Malawi [FAM] because they believe I have breached my contract with the club. It is only after I hear FAM’s response that I will be free to comment,” he said.
Wanderers general secretary Victor Maunde denied that the Nomads owe Kaunda, who was assistant to Bob Mpinganjira alongside the head coach’s younger brother Albert.
“What I know is that Kaunda breached our contract by joining Karonga United,” he said.