Midfielder Faraj Ominde has moved to the FKF Player Status Committee to secure a release letter from Tusker FC.

Faraj has a deal in place with dockers Bandari FC but cannot play a competitive match for them without the letter from Tusker FC who he accuses of ‘playing hardball’.

According to Faraj, Tusker are making it difficult for him to seal his dream move to Bandari. The midfielder who was dropped by coach Robert Matano for having a “tiny body frame” feels frustrated and has lodged an appeal with Football Kenya Federation.

“I still have at least two years left on my contract and Tusker have told me to wait for another two months before they can give me a release. I guess it all has to do with their reluctance to pay me my dues because that could amount to a fortune given the lengthy period still remaining on the contract,” Faraj told The Star.

“We have already lodged an appeal with FKF and I’m hopeful the federation will give me a release because as things stand now I can’t feature for Bandari in any league encounter,” said Odeny.

“I’ve been training with Bandari for a while now from the time I penned a deal with them. Everything else is in place as far as the deal with Bandari is concerned, only the release letter remains for us to complete the deal”

“I don’t want to play for Tusker anymore. All I need now is the release letter that will set me free to feature for Bandari,” he added.

On their end, Tusker have maintained that Faraj remains their player.

“Faraj is still a Tusker player. Ask him if he hasn’t received his salary. However, we can’t keep him if he is determined to leave. Like any other employee in any other organisation, Faraj is at liberty to terminate his contract because the law states quite clearly that either party may terminate the contract,” said Tusker chairman Daniel Aduda.

Faraj has previously turned out for Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) Football Club, Kakamega Homeboyz Youth, Rangers FC and Chemelil FC.