Silver Strikers say their wantaway goalkeeper Brighton Munthali will face disciplinary action once he is back from South Africa.
The Flames goalkeeper sneaked out to the Rainbow Nation last week by bus to attend trials at Premier Soccer League (PSL)outfit Amazulu FC.
But upon arrival in Johannesburg, no one showed up to pick him for Durban where the club is based.
Silver had to rescue the player who was stranded in Johannesburg for a week, since apparently the South African club wanted him on August 4 for the trials.
Silver general secretary Thabo Chakaka-Nyirenda confirmed that the player would be disciplined for his actions.
“We arranged everything for him to come back home. His bus left for Malawi on Wednesday and arrives Thursday. But once he is back, he will face disciplinary action because of his actions,” he said.
But the agent, who facilitated Munthali’s trials, said they deliberately took the goalkeeper to South Africa earlier because they wanted to prepare him before the August 4 trials.
“We have several players here waiting for trials. This is what we do. We don’t want to just take the players straight to the club. We want to have a look at them and get them ready before taking them to the club,” he said.
Silver forward Binwell Katinji is also in South Africa to undergo trials at Highlands Park after he was released by the club.
But another Silver player Duncan Nyoni, sneaked out to South Africa last week to undergo trials at Jomo Cosmos without the club’s blessings.
He will also be disciplined, according to Chaka-Nyirenda.
“It seems like someone is misleading these players but for others, it’s just because of overexcitement. But we are a disciplined club and we will not tolerate this behaviour,” he said.