Escom United have cried foul over Sulomâ€™s move to issue a temporary clearance for goalkeeper Charles Swini to join Silver Strikers.
Super League of Malawi (Sulom) vice-general secretary Captain Thokozani Chazema confirmed issuing the temporary clearance on the premise that the two clubs are not agreeing on the transfer fee for Swini.
However, Escomâ€™s chairperson Fanuel Nkhono accused Sulom of issuing the clearance without their consent.
â€œWe find it unfair that Sulom has gone ahead to issue a temporary clearance without our consent. Initially, we offered Swini to Silver at K2 million, but they bargained to K1 million to be paid in two instalments.
â€œWe were not happy with the counter-offer, so we asked them [Silver] to pay us K1.5 million instead and they insisted it was still on the higher side. That is when we heard that they had sought the intervention of FAM and Sulom on the basis that the player is being denied the right to play,â€ said Nkhono.
A couple of weeks ago, Escom also cried foul over the manner in which Sulom extended the loan deals for their three playersâ€”Chimango Kaira, Heston Munthali and James Chilapondwaâ€”with Big Bullets FC.
On the trio, Sulom claimed that their contracts had expired and that according to their records, they were offloaded by Escom.