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Malajila row

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A bitter row is looming between Dynamos and Cuthbert Malajila’s management team over the fees payable to the agent following his reported $65 000 move to Absa Premiership side Maritzburg United last week.

While Malajila — according to set rules and regulations regarding the status and transfer of players — would get his 10% share of $6 500 without a problem, the players’ manager Gibson Mahachi wants a 50-50 split of the transfer fee.

The former Chapungu, Highlanders and Dynamos striker signed a four-year contract with the Super Diski side after the Harare giants, who had a contract with the player until December 31 2012 agreed on a transfer fee with the South African Premiership side.

Although the player’s manager Mahachi has declined to disclose the amount that changed hands between the two clubs for the player to complete his move, NewsDay Sport has it on good authority that the player was sold for $65 000.

Dynamos chairman Keni Mubaiwa also declined to disclose Malajila’s transfer fee. But it has emerged that the two camps are not agreed on how to share the money.

Mahachi has told NewsDay Sport that although Dynamos have a bigger chunk of the player’s transfer fee, it is almost a 50-50 split. “I don’t want to talk about figures. It’s confidential information, but Dynamos have quite a big chunk there. It’s almost 50-50,” said Mahachi.

However, Mubaiwa said although they would engage Mahachi to negotiate the sharing of the transfer fee, they were entitled to nearly 100% of the total transfer fee for the player.

“The whole amount as far as we are concerned is ours. Of course, we will engage the manager, but we will not accept anything that does not benefit the club because we have a contract with the player until December 31 2012. It will otherwise not make sense for us to sell him. It cannot be 50-50,” Mubaiwa said.

Malajila rejoined Dynamos in the middle of the season last year after he fled civil unrest in Libya where he had been loaned by Club Africain of Tunisia. Dynamos then bought the player who helped them to a league and cup double and a ticket into Africa.

Malajila was in the country this week, sorting out his work permit documents after sealing a deal with the South African Premiership side.

While Dynamos and Mahachi may argue over sharing of fees, perhaps the following answers from Answers.com can provide a solution and they all point to the club keeping the bulk of the money:

How is a footballer’s transfer fees split?

From the fee — for example, Christiano Ronaldo was sold for £80 million pounds to Real Madrid — but the agent gets 10% of it and the player gets 10%, and the rest is kept by Manchester . . .

What percentage does a soccer player receive from a transfer fee? 10%

What percentage does a soccer player’s manager receive from a transfer fee?

The percentage is divided this way; the player gets 10%, the agent gets 10% of the sale and the rest is kept by the selling club.

What percentage does a club receive from transfer fee?

It is divided this way. The agent keeps 10% of the money. The player keeps 10% and the rest, or 80%, is kept by the club.

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