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Fashion demands K195,000 from Zanaco

ALEX NJOVU, Lusaka
STRIKER Fashion Sakala is demanding K195,000 signing fee from Zanaco following his move to Russian side Spartak 2 Moscow.
But Zanaco secretary Jordan Maliti said the club does not owe Sakala.
Sakala signed a three-year deal worth about K900,000 with the Russian club in February.
A source close to Sakala told the Sports Mail in Lusaka yesterday that the Bankers have refused to give the player his 10 percent signing fee from the transfer deal.
“The player has refused to take the matter to FIFA out of the respect he has for Zanaco and the officials at the club. We have advised him to inform FIFA but he has refused. The young man [Sakala] is entitled to 10 percent from the money that Zanaco received from Spartak,” he said.
He advised Zanaco to comply with FIFA transfer regulations.
When contacted, Maliti insisted that it is Spartak Moscow who are supposed to pay Sakala.
“We do not owe Fashion Sakala any money. It is his new club [Spartak] that is supposed to pay him the 10 percent signing fee and not us,” Maliti said.
He bemoaned the culture of rumour mongering in the country.
“There is a lot of misinformation going on in the country. We do not owe him any money.  We even followed up the matter on his behalf and spoke to the club in Russia.
“They told us that they cannot pay Fashion 10 percent signing fee because he joined their B team as an under-20 player and their policy as a club is that under-age players are not entitled to signing fees,” Maliti said.

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