Silver Strikers have written Mighty Wanderers to release their striker Tony Chitsulo claiming that the player breached his contract with the clubs.
Wanderers general secretary Dave Kanyenda said he has not received the letter, but Sulom general secretary Williams Banda confirmed receiving a copy of Silverâ€™s letter..
Silver Strikers chairperson Dr McDonald Mafuta-Mwale said Chitsulo breached the contract he signed with the Bankers by being at Lali Lubani Road without his clubâ€™s consent.
â€œChitsulo signed a three-year contract at Silver which will expire in 2014. What he has done by starting training and negotiating with Wanderers without our consent is a breach of the contract,â€ said Mafuta-Mwale.
He said when they heard that he was at Wanderers, they sent their vice-chairperson Daud Ntanthiko to see if it was true and it transpired to be true; hence, their writing to Wanderers to release him.
Mafuta-Mwale said Chitsulo has a case to answer, but could not disclose punishment for the same.
â€œIt is not like we are blocking him from playing for Wanderers. We are concerned that in the contract, there is issue of insurance cover. This means if anything happens to him we will be responsible as his contract has not being terminated, thatâ€™s why we want him back,â€ said Mafuta-Mwale.
Kanyenda declined to comment on the issue.
Sulom general secretary Williams Banda said: â€œThey have copied us the letter and we cannot act on a copy and we cannot start discussing transfers because the transfer window is not yet open. If they will ask us to intervene we will do so as our role is to promote relationship between clubs, but trust that the issue will be resolved amicably.â€
Mafuta-Mwale said the club is not ready to release the player on loan.
Chitsulo, who signed for the TNM Super League champions from non-leaguers Bangwe Madrid in 2009, said he wanted to be close to his relatives in Blantyre.