Be Forward Wanderers have settled the transfer fee for defender Precious Sambani with a payment of K1.5 million to Namiwawa FC.
According to a letter dated September 27 2018 signed by Wanderers general secretary Mike Butao to Namiwawa FC copied to Football Association of Malawi (FAM), the payment has made Sambani’s loan deal permanent.
“Be Forward Wanderers FC wishes to exercise the buy-option in the sale/loam agreement of January 27 2017 signed between Namiwawa FC for the purchase of Precious Sambani,” reads the letter in part.
“This money is being paid in full and has been deposited with the Football Association of Malawi. We appreciate the cordial relationship and understanding that exists between Namiwawa FC and Be Forward Wanderers.”
Butao said in interview that they would also pay transfer fee for Under-20 star Francisco Madinga, who joined Wanderers from Namiwawa alongside Sambani.
The Nomads and lower league outfit agreed a buy-option of K2 million for the promising striker, who is struggling to break into the starting line-up.
FAM player transfer matching system (TMS) manager Casper Jangale confirmed the payment.
“I can confirm that Wanderers have paid K1.5 million to Namiwawa FC as transfer fees for Precious [Sambani] to make the loan deal permanent,” he said.
But Namiwawa official Sylus Liwindo said the club is discussing whether to accept the money or not as the Nomads have not been fulfilling some of the requirements in the loan agreement.
“We agreed that Wanderers will also be offering 15 footballs a year as part of the loan deal, but they are yet to do that,” he said. “We will decide what to do after his one-year loan deal expires in December. n