Former Epac FC striker Ishmael Thindwa was sold to Caps United of Zimbabwe for K5 million (about $12 500) while Tsanzo Dalio went for K3 million (about $7 500), The Nation has leant.
Epac owner Dini Josaya Banda confirmed the development in an exclusive interview on Monday.
He said Caps have so far paid K2 million (about $5 000) for Thindwa and not a tambala yet for Dalio.
“It is true that Caps have paid us K2 million as part payment for the services of Ishmael Thindwa. They have promised to settle the remaining K3 million upon receiving a clearance letter.
“As for Dalio, we are still negotiating, but we offered him at K3 million [about $ 7 500],” said Banda.
He said from the talks they had with Caps, he is confident that everything will be settled amicably.
“They are a professional side with good structures and they know exactly what they do unlike some of the clubs in Malawi,” said Banda.
However, a Caps United official, who opted for anonymity, said the Dalio deal is stalling because of divided opinion within the club’s hierarchy.
“There was divided opinion. The coach [Taurai Mangwiro] wants the player, but the executive is not impressed. But now we have reached a compromise that we will take the player, but only at K1.5 million. It is either that or take him on loan and buy him if he impresses,” said the official.
In a related development, Banda has expressed displeasure with Big Bullets for featuring Pilirani Zonda and Mussa Manyenje at the weekend without reaching an agreement.
“I am considering withdrawing my sponsorship because teams are taking my contribution to football for granted. Every season I am losing players to other teams,” he said.