Bullets engage FAM over Sankhani Mkandawire's clearance

Written by  Yamikani Simutowe

Nyasa Big Bullets are hoping that returnee defender Sankhani Mkandawire will be cleared in time for the Blantyre derby this weekend.


The People's Team and their sworn rivals Be Forward Wanderers will face off in a TNM Super League match at Bingu National Stadium on Saturday.

Mkandawire returned to Bullets after cutting ties with Tanzania's Premier League side, Mbeya City, but he is yet to feature for Bullets in the league because he has not been cleared by the Tanzania Football Federation.

Bullets have since engaged Football Association of Malawi on the matter and the Bullets Chief Executive Officer Fleetwood Haiya hopes an international transfer certificate for Mkandawire will be issued before the end of this week.

Meanwhile, Be Forward Wanderers have declined to release midfielder Jafali Chande and that he should face consequences of his decision to ditch the club.

Chande left Wanderers earlier this year and has been asking the club to release him and join another club in Lilongwe.

But Wanderers General Secretary Mike Butao claimed that Chande has a contract with the club which runs until mid 2019.

He said Chande can only leave the Nomads if any side looking for his services meets the Nomads' asking price for the player.

Butao further said this should also serve as a lesson to other players who exploit super league teams.

"He (Chande) breached the contract and he will have to face the consequences for his uncalled for conduct. We can't bow down to his request, we are not in the wrong. You cannot dump the team just like that.

"He thought club officials will run after him bargaining for his services. He wanted to exploit the team. We are not desperate for his services," said Butao.

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