Dust has finally settled after TNM Super League giants Silver Strikers and Be Forward Wanderers accepted FAM players status committee’s verdict that Adepoju Babatunde should return to the Nomads while the Bankers should pay K2.5 million compensation.
Silver chief executive officer Thoko Chimbali said they will comply with the fine.
“We will adhere to the verdict. We will pay Wanderers the K2.5 million compensation,” he said.
Wanderers general secretary Victor Maunde also said they are satisfied with the verdict.
“The better part of the ruling has gone in our favour. All we wanted was compensation, considering that a sale agreement was reached with Silver,” he said.
But Babatunde has questioned the verdict which states that he should return to Wanderers while at the same time adds that he has a running contract with Silver.
“I do not understand why the [FAM] committee is saying I should take up the matter on the botched agreement when it should have also provided a direction.
“The fact is that I signed a contract and clearly Silver breached that agreement and I also deserve compensation.
“I have no problem returning to Wanderers as my contract is heading for expiry, but I will take up the matter further,” he said.
Nomads sold the Nigerian forward to Silver in March at K8 million.
However, the Central Bankers chickened out after they had already offered the player a three-year deal.