Be Forward Wanderers have reported striker Muhamad Sulumba to Super League of Malawi (Sulom) for absconding duties.
Sulumba recently signed a three-year contract with South Africa Premier Soccer League (PSL) outfit Jomo Cosmos from Blantyre United in the middle of his one-year loan deal with the Nomads.
Wanderers general secretary Mike Butao said they made a decision to report the Flames’ forward after noting that Blantyre United are planning to give them less than K750 000 ($1500) as compensation.
But Blantyre United administrator Lawson Nakoma insisted yesterday that they will compensate the Nomads with less than the K750 000 which they paid as loan transfer fee at the beginning of this TNM Super League season because Sulumba had served part of the deal before his departure to South Africa.
Butao said: “Sulumba has a running contract with us. We have had enough of this nonsense and I have already notified FAM, Sulom and Blantyre United that we will go all the way to Fifa if need be. We have Fifa rules regarding loan transfers and we know what they say.
“We tried to be gentlemen so as not to jeorpardise the players’ prospects, but it seems Blantyre United are mistaking that for [our] ignorance of the rules. We are no longer engaging them now. We will seek justice from the relevant authorities. Sulumba needs to honour his contract. If we are wrong, we are ready to accept that and be guided accordingly.”
On his part, Nakoma said: “Nomads do not deserve more than the K750 000 they gave us for Sulumba’s loan transfer. Nevertheless, I cannot say much because we are yet to conclude our discussions with Cosmos on how much they will give us for the player.”
While saying he has not yet seen the Nomads’ letter on Sulumba, Sulom treasurer Tiya Somba-Banda, who also acts as general secretary, said they would not comment until Wanderers and United give them documented evidence of their agreement as discussed during their recent meeting on the same.