19 October 2016 Last updated at: 8:56 AM

FAM orders Silver Strikers to stop using Thuso Paipi

The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has ordered Silver Strikers FC to stop using Wizards FC winger Thuso Paipi in their games following the expiry of his loan deal with the Central Bankers on 30 September 2016, Malawi24 can report.

According to information made available to Malawi24, Wizards FC owner Peter Mponda lodged a complaint to the FA after it emerged that Paipi was still being used by the current Super League leaders despite having his loan deal expired last month.

Upon receiving this complaint, the FA through Transfer System Manager Casper Jangale ordered Silver to release the player back to his parent club.

Thuso Paipi

Thuso Paipi at the helm of controversy.

The Central Bankers’ General Secretary Thabo Chakaka Nyirenda confirmed to have received the letter from the FA and have since released Paipi back to his club.

“There was an agreement between us and Wizards FC but we have been told to have the player released with immediate effect so we have respected the FA’ decision.”

“We also discussed with our friends to buy the player but we have been knocked down by Wizards, who instead of talking about the transfer fee, they have ordered us to release the player so we have indeed released the player back to them,” he said.

According to further information, the Bankers have stopped paying Paipi’s K120 000 monthly salary following the development.

And commenting on the issue, Mponda said the player is contracted to Wizards FC and as a club, they will continue taking care of the player and he will be used for the remainder of the season.

“He is our player and we will continue looking after him since he is contracted to Wizards FC and he will play for us for the remainder of the season.”

“He is a very good player and several teams are still interested in acquiring his services so we will see what the future holds for the player,” explained Mponda.

Before the closure of the local transfer window, Nyasa Big Bullets were interested in buying the player but the Bankers broke the deal as they refused to release the player in time but with the latest development, Bullets have got all the hopes of bringing him on board next season.

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