Bunaya claims that Adams no longer owns the team because she dumped it sometime back and they are now looking for a new sponsor to bail them out.
“In fact, for the better part of the just-ended season, the team has been funded by well-wishers. I am actually in charge of the teamâ€™s operations and the team is up for grabs. We are looking for new sponsors,” said Bunaya.
But Adams dismissed Bunayaâ€™s claims, insisting that she still owns the team.
“He [Bunaya] does not know what he is talking about. As far as I am concerned, I am still the sole owner of the team and he has no authority to determine the future of the club,” she said.
According to a well-placed source, the bone of contention is the impending sale of the clubâ€™s two key playersâ€”Mude Jeffrey and Charles Malungaâ€”to Big Bullets and Silver Strikers respectively.
Geoffrey was last seasonâ€™s top goalscorer in the LDFL Premier Division whereas Malunga was also one of the leading scorers.
“The interest here is in the prospective move of the two players because they know the club will cash in on them,” said the source.
However, CRFL chairperson Dean Josiah-Banda said in as far as they are concerned, the team is still owned by Adams.
“According to the records we have, the team is still owned by Adams. We have not received any letter that she has stopped running the team. However, what we were told [by the clubâ€™s management] is that she no longer provides financial assistance to the team,” said Josiah-Banda.
He also said at this point it is difficult for the league to intervene because they are treating the issue as an internal matter.
“Should either party need our intervention, then they will approach us officially,” said the CRFL boss.