30 Dec 13

Courtesy of the Zambia Daily mail

NKANA skipper Sydney Kalume has urged midfielder Julius Situmbeko to consider joining Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia because they promised him a good deal.
The Kenyan side has threatened to report Situmbeko to FIFA because the player failed to report at the club by December 27 as agreed in the contract.
Kalume and Situmbeko shared a room during the Zambia national soccer team’ outing to the Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) Senior Challenge Cup in Kenya.
Kalume also refuted claims that he was a witness when Situmbeko was signing the contract.
He, however, admitted that he was aware that Situmbeko got undisclosed amount of money from an official from Gor Mahia.
Kalume alleged that Situmbeko asked for boots from Gor’s manager in his presence.
“It happened that Situmbeko came with a piece of paper to our room which was indicating that the club had given him some money as he already signed on it. He also confirmed getting the money which I knew was for the same boots and I also signed as a witness,” Kalume said.
Gor Mahia were also interested in Kalume but he could not take the offer because he has a contract with Nkana.
“Gor is a good club with good money and it’s only that I’m committed with Nkana. But kuli uyu mwaiche [to this young boy] Situmbeko, he should consider taking up the offer because those people are ready to buy off his contract at Power,” he said.

Efforts to get Situmbeko proved futile as his phone went unanswered.
But Situmbeko in an interview with supersport.com acknowledged signing a deal with Gor Mahia.
“I signed the deal but Power Dynamos have refused to let me go. I agree I was paid my signing on free but I have requested to return it because the issue is going out of hand,” Situmbeko was quoted by Superspoort.com.
On Saturday, Gor Mahia secretary secretary George Bwana told Supersport.com that they will report Situmbeko to FIFA for double dealing.
Bwana also accused Power of trying to hijack the deal.
The club stated that the player was expected in Kenya on December 27.
Power secretary Ricky Mafunda rubbished the threat, saying any deal that Gor Mahia were alleging to have signed with Situmbeko should be considered illegal because the proper process was not followed.
But Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) executive committee member Jeffrey Chipilingu said he is not aware of Situmbeko signing a contract with Gor Mahia.
Chipilingu, who was delegation leader, said Situmbeko belongs to Power.
“On behalf of Power and FAZ, I want to state that Situmbeko didn’t sign any contract with any club not even any other of the players that I went with. I was not approached by the club and I am very sure that the coach Patrice Beaumelle is also in the dark,” he said.


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5 Comments.

  • Jakoyo says:

    Maajabu ya musa or is it maajabu ya situmbeko, kweli kuishi kwingi ni kuona mengi….

  • voltage says:

    Situmbeko come to Gor mahia as your skipper has mentioned. These are exciting times for sure people. The circus continues……..

  • paw akuche says:

    This is horrible…..gormahia needs to employ a ceo in such circumstances he should have taken responsibility coz now they talk about a gor official but who… how will he punished?
    had it been a member of staff /employee he could have taken responsibility oduor12 take it over have always agreed with you on such issues ….such confusion must never be allowed….yet alot of guys shout and say gormahia is a big team …..not yet guys we are just beggining to climb the mountain.

  • ODUOR12 says:

    Lets not laugh Kuli uyu mwaiche got the boots, Kalume & Bwana shared the loot but I can bet there’s a huge dent in GM’s coffers.
    This assault nay rape of GM finances is relentless- FKF fines, EC led gate / ticket corruption. Eeeh Gori ooh Weedeo

  • McMusingo. says:

    First of all did the executive contact the parent club of the player? or they just did things the way they are used to. If Tsumbeko deal doesn’t go through then our signings are wanting & this tells us how unprofessional our officials are more so,GB.