POWER Dynamos defender Christopher Munthali has joined Nkana, less than a month after the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) player status and transfer committee handed him a two-month ban for not honouring his contract.
Both Power secretary Ricky Mamfunda and his Nkana counterpart Ken Mwansa confirmed the development in separate interviews in Kitwe yesterday.
Mwansa, however, declined to disclose the transfer fee but insiders said Munthali was sold for K150,000.
“We are not going to disclose the amount because that is our policy but we can confirm that we have got him permanently and the club to club agreement has been done,” Mwansa said.
He said Nkana will discuss personal terms with Munthali.
Last December, Nkana announced that Munthali was offered a three-year contract and this did not go well with Power who insisted that the player’s deal at Arthur Davies Stadium expires on December 31, 2016.
Power took the matter to the Lombe Mbalashi-led FAZ player status and transfer committee who banned Munthali for two months while Nkana were fined K10,000 for breaching transfer regulations.
The ban will run from February 10 to April 10.
“We will have to sit down with the player either today [yesterday] and tomorrow [today] to negotiate personal terms with him. Basically, the dust has now settled. We may have lost the boardroom decision but I think in the long-run, we have achieved what we wanted,” Mwansa said.
He said Nkana is happy to have Munthali in their ranks because he is a quality player who could add value to the squad.
Munthali was part of the Nkana squad that won a record 12th Super Division title in 2013.
He was instrumental in leading Nkana to the second round of the 2014 CAF Champions League before dropping to the Confederation Cup where they reached the group stage.
Zambia Daily Mail