The Court of Arbitration for Sports has ordered Lusaka Dynamos to compensate Nyasa Big Bullets midfielder. Dalitso Sailesi K95 million for breach of contract. Sailesi initially complained to Fifa accusing Lusaka Dynamos of breaching contract.
Dynamos signed the former Blantyre United winger after impressive performance at the Cosafa Cup in South Africa in 2017. Then, the Zambian club paid K17 million to Bullets whereas the player’s signing on fee was K6 million with a K1.4 million monthly salary. The player reported the matter to Fifa after Dynamos failed to fulfill some of the contractual obligation of the deal.
In an earlier ruling Fifa had ordered the Zambian club to pay Sailesi about K95 million in compensation, however the club appealed against the order.
Dalitso Sailesi will pocket K95 million following the verdict by the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) in an appeal case in which Zambian club Lusaka Dynamos wanted the international quasi-judicial body to overturn the Fifa ruling.
While upholding the Fifa ruling, CAS has ordered Lusaka Dynamos to pay the former Nyasa Big Bullets player $128 675 (about K95 million) for breach of contract. The dispute between Sailesi and the club has dragged for over three years. The player’s representative Felix Ngamanya Sapao confirmed the development in an interview with The Nation yesterday.
“We won. Lusaka Dynamos will have to pay the compensation and the Fifa payment stands,” Sapao said as reported by The Nation. The statutes read: “The award, notified by the CAS Court Office, shall be final and binding. It may not be challenged by way of an action for setting aside.”
The versatile winger returned to Bullets in 2019, but he has struggled to regain his form at the club. In October 2019, Fifa Dispute Resolution Chamber (DRC) ordered Lusaka Dynamos to pay compensation, but the Zambian Super League outfit appealed to CAS.