After being cleared of player-tapping allegations, Silver Strikers face another battle with Mighty Be Forward Wanderers over the transfer of midfielder Timothy Chitedze.
Silver general secretary Mike Tembo yesterday said they do not have the K2 million being demanded by Mighty Be Forward for the player.
“I will have to go back to Lilongwe and see how we will pay this. I am going to write them this week on how we will pay because we do not have the money. This we agreed and were cleared of player-tapping. If we do not pay, the player belongs to them,” said Tembo.
Silver could as well wait for the expiry of Chitedze’s contract with Wanderers next month and see if they can get him as a free agent.
During Friday’s discussions, Wanderers general secretary Mike Butao claimed that a transfer fee was made at K2 million.
“It is not a negotiation. As part of the ruling, a price was set. Initially, we quoted the price at K2.5 million, but after negotiations we settled for K2 million. We expect the full amount to be paid before the start of the season,” said Butao.
In its ruling released on Saturday, Sulom quashed the player-tapping allegations on grounds that the two teams had been discussing a possible transfer.
“It has been concluded that there was intent of player transfer by both teams and, therefore, player-tapping offence does not suffice and the teams have been advised to enter into a sale agreement of the player,” reads the determination in part. n