The player manager for Malawi national team and Nyasa Big Bullets enterprising midfielder, Dalitso Sailesi has indicated that Court of Arbitration for Sports, an International quasi-judicial body has prohibitive appeal fees for his client who is demanding his dues from a Zambian football outfit, Lusaka Dynamos.
Felix Ngamanya Sapao, told one of the country’s local dailies, The Nation that Sailesi’s issue has been appealed and both parties have been advised to share costs of the case, each paying 50 percent of the cost.
He said full cost is usually about 25 000 Swiss Francs of which the players side is expected to pay a 11 000 Swiss Francs which is about K8 million.
And asked if his player would be able to raise the said amount of money Sapao said that is an issue which needs serious thoughts and discussion on a serious point.
“I knew about it and I had told my client a few months ago and we even discussed about it, it’s a matter of finding out the solution we discussed then, being available now. All I can say is that we are working to get the solution,”
Renowned legal mind, David Kanyenda said the provision Sailesi to shoulder the fees has foundation in the arbitration rules.
“It is Regular and provided for under the arbitration framework of CAS, Under 64.1 the appellant pays the initial 1 000 Swiss Francs, thereafter under 64.3 CAS determines the amount of borne equally by both parties,” Kanyenda said
Meanwhile Sapao remains of the view that CAS will still maintain the ruling passed by Federation of International Football Association which ordered Lusaka Dynamos to pay Sailesi K95 million for bleach of contract which the Zambia club appealed.