Division Three Copperbelt side Damiano Academy will appeal the FAZ Players Status Committee ruling that creative midfielder Jacob Ngulube belongs to Mighty Mufulira Wanderers.
Nkana signed Ngulube on a four year deal from Damiano Academy last November while Wanderers also produced documentation that he had only served one year of his four year contract at Shinde Stadium.
On Tuesday, the Lombe Mbalashi led FAZ Players Status Committee ruled in favor of Mufulira Wanderers in the disputed ownership of Ngulube and ordered the player to return to Shinde Stadium.
In an interview from Mufulira, Damiano Academy secretary Mateo Kapandula maintained that Ngulube was their player adding that he was only sent to Mighty on loan.
“We are not happy with the outcome of this ruling so we are appealing. Ngulube is our player who we loaned to Mighty,” Kapandula said.
Ngulube has spent the last two seasons at Wanderers.
“It is unfortunate that the Mighty executive we dealt with on this matter is no longer there,” he said.
Ngulube over the weekend featured for Nkana in a pre-season four club tournament played in Lusaka.