By Antony Isaiah Jr…….
.……….Contractual terms disagreement
The former Mzuzu Warriors striker, Maxwell Gasten Phodo has left the Capital City based side, Silver Strikers Football Club after the two sides failed to agree on contract terms.
The striker who has been at the Club for two years saw his contract expiring on 2nd October, 2022 and he couldn’t extend his stay at the area 47-based side.
In a statement, Silver said they tried all their options to have the player tied to another contract but the terms that he was demanding were beyond the Club’s capacity.
“Silver Strikers Football Club would like to inform its fans, stakeholders and the general public that the club has failed to agree on contractual terms with Maxwell Gasten Phodo after the expiry of his contract on 2nd October, 2022. The Club did everything to possible to extend the player’s contract but his demands were beyond what the Club can manage hence the deadlock. The Club therefore commits that the player has left with an immediate effect as a free agent,” reads part of the statement.
Apart from failing to agree on contractual terms, the 2021 hitman has been lacking game time and his scoring form has drastically dropped, scoring only 1 goals this season.
He was the Golden Boot contender last season after scoring over 10 goals in the first round of the season but he was beaten by Nyasa Big Bullets’ forward, Hassan Kajoke who won it after scoring 16 goals while Phodo wrapped up the season with 14 goals.
Some weeks ago, it was reported that the player has agreed personal terms with one of the Blantyre based giants, between Nyasa Big Bullets and Mighty Mukuru Wanderers.