Silver submit details in Kajoke’s controversial ‘ signing’

Silver Strikers Football Club has today submitted documents to the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) proving that Hassan Kajoke had signed a 3-year contract with the club this year.

According to the Silver Strikers Facebook Page, the club’s lawyers have sent a copy of the contract and proof of payment that Kajoke was paid K3 million being signing fees and salaries for January and February 2023.

Meanwhile, Head Coach Peter De Jong has asked football authorities in Malawi to suspend Hassan Kajoke with immediate effect.

De Jong said this follows FCB Nyasa Big Bullets’ featuring of the player who has a running contract with Silver Strikers FC.

“How come a player for Silver Strikers scores for Bullets, you call that fair play? Bullets would have not won without our player. Deduct the points for FCB Nyasa Big Bullets and give the other team a three-nil-victory,” queried De Jong.

Kajoke: Embroiled in a controversial transfer.

Silver Strikers Football Club through lawyers has told FAM that in January, 2023, Hassan Kajoke and his manager Ken Mvula approached Silver Strikers stating that Kajoke was a free agent because his contract with Nyasa Big Bullets had expired on 31st December, 2023.

As a result Silver Strikers signed a three-year contract with him. The Lilongwe based side also announced the deal to the general public.

After public announcement, FCB Nyasa Big Bullets complained that its contract with Kajoke was expiring on 31st March, 2023. However, Silver Strikers informed FAM that FIFA and FAM Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players provide that a player is free to sign for another team if the contract is expiring within six months.

Kajoke and Ken Mvula then filed Affidavits with FAM, that Kajoke had already told Nyasa Big Bullets through the Team Manager, James Chilapondwa and Head Coach Pasuwa in December 2022 before the Airtel Top Final that he was not going to play for Nyasa Big Bullets again.

“On 1st March, 2023, Hassan Kajoke wrote Nyasa Big Bullets that in fact he was not going to wait for 31st March, 2023. He terminated the contract that was expiring on 31st March, 2023 because Nyasa Big Bullets had refused to pay his salary for January and February, 2023. Football Association of Malawi (FAM) officially stamped his termination letter on 2nd March, 2023. In total confusion, FCB Nyasa Big Bullets announced that they had signed Hassan Kajoke on 21st March, 2023 meaning Hassan Kajoke has two running contracts in one season of 2023,” reads part of the Silver statement.

Silver Strikers have described the conduct of the player as unacceptable in football and a violation of FIFA and FAM rules.

Apart from demanding action against Kajoke and his manager, Silver Strikers have also demanded that Kajoke should refund the signing on fees and upkeep allowances he got from Silver Strikers.

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