…says Babatunde won’t play for Wanderers…
The local transfer market madness has begun, with the latest being Babatunde Adeboye’s move to Be Forward Wanderers which has sparkled the anger of Masters Security owner Alfred Gangata.
The Nigerian forward, who joined the 2018 Carlsberg Cup champions early last year, was a key member for the Lilongwe based side and it was not a surprise to see Blantyre giants fighting for his signature.
On Monday, Babatunde signed a three-year deal with the Nomads, making him the highest paid player after being offered a K500 000 monthly salary and a K7 million signing on fee.
But this move has angered Gangata who has vowed to stop Wanderers from signing the player saying his club made him who he is today and that nobody can sign him without his consent.
Gangata has also threatened to stop the player from playing if he insists on moving to the 2018 Fisd Cup champions.
“He is going nowhere because he is my player. I made him who is and there is no way he can sign for any other club without my consent.”
“I am also warning Wanderers that they will lose their money because the deal won’t materialize,” he told ZBS.
However, Gangata was caught napping when he failed to explain the duration of Babatunde’s contract, who, according to Masters Security General Secretary Zacharia Nyirenda, was a free agent following the expiry of his one year deal with the club.
“Just know that the player is mine. Who told you that he is a free agent? He is going nowhere and I will do whatever it takes to stop him from joining Wanderers,” Gangata continued.
The Masters Security then revealed that two Wanderers players collected money after signing contracts with the club before disappearing.
“I am not stupid and they have to know that I am using a lot of money for the club to continue running. Joseph Kamwendo signed a three year deal with my club and collected lots of money before disappearing and so too with Rafick Mussa who also collected money after signing a contract with my club but he never came back so enough is enough, I won’t allow this to continue happening,” he explained.
Gangata also accused his General Secretary, Nyirenda and Team Manager Muhammad Selemani for completing the deal behind his back.
“My officials have let me down for allowing the player to join Wanderers without my consent. I had no idea of what was happening up until I heard the news on various media outlets. I am the owner of the team and nobody can just sign the player without going through me and it won’t happen,” he concluded.
Wanderers are yet to comment on the latest spat.