Bullets to discipline Precious Sambani

Precious Sambani

Malawi national football team left back, Precious will face disciplinary action at his club Nyasa Big Bullets due to the resignation letter that he wrote the team.

Some weeks ago, Sambani wrote the team's management expressing intent to leave the club accusing them of blocking his move to another team outside the country.

It later turned out that the player was misguided and his mother apologised to the team for her son's behaviour.

On Thursday, the team, led by its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Escort Chinula held a press briefing at the club house to clarify several things, including the Sambani issue.

"That is issue is being handled by our management and disciplinary action is being taken on him. Precious is our player and has a running contract. The players are subject to the disciplinary action because they are obliged to the team's code of conduct. Please parents and brothers should not interfere in the players' contracts because after signing the deal, they belong to the team according to the contract Act," Chinula said.

He also stressed that the team does not block players from securing foreign deals citing another case of Peter Banda, whom it was reported in the local papers that he is being blocked from a deal with South Africa's first National Divison side TS Sporting.

"We got a request from TS Sporting and I must say that we are dealing with the issue on a club-to-club basis, not through any agent as reported in the media," he said.

On the plans to impose a 50 percent pay-cut on the players' salaries, Chinula said they are discussing with the players who are willing to donate a certain percentage of their pay to the team's shortfalls in the wake of coronavirus uncertainties.

"We are still discussing, which means it will not be this month, but in June they are willing to do so. It is an open-discussion and they will come back to us with the final say," he added.

The TNM Super League champions are also beneficiaries of the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) relief fund where players get food packs and K40, 000 monthly stipends beginning June.