GladAfrica Championship side TS Sporting signed Malawian attacking player Chawanangwa Kaonga from Mozambican side Costa de Sol and they have failed to register the player or get work permit for him because his former side in Mozambique claim they still have a contract with the player.
TS Sporting chairman Slungu Thobela explained to FARPost that they have now taken the case to Fifa’s Players Committee to ask for help on the matter.
Thobela said that the player signed a two-year contract with the Costa Do Sol in 2017 and it ended in 2019 though the Mozambican club claims they still have a one-year contract with him.
“You see it is puzzling that at first they said they have a contract with him and when I asked them to send me the contract, they said they had an option to renew his contract and a R20-million buyout clause. And when they sent the so-called contract the player said its wasn’t his signature on that contract. And imagine a R20-million buyout clause in Mozambique? Even Keagan Dolly didn’t have that much in his clause.
“You see the player is now with us but can’t play and it’s frustrating for both the player and us as a team. That’s why we have taken the case to Fifa for them to help us. We hope all will be solved in time to help the player get going and play football again. It’s a sad situation for him and very unfortunate,” Thobela concluded.