FORMER Zesco United midfielder Cletus Chama has terminated his three-and-half-year contract with Egyptian side Al Ittihad Alexandria following contractual disputes.

According to a massage on the club’s website, Chama terminated the contract despite the club paying him his salary agreed.

“Chama terminated his contract from his side although the club paid all his salary according to the agreed contract,” read the message on the club website.

Chama had surrendered his travel documents to club officials but encountered problems to have his passport back when disagreements in his contract emerged.

However, Zambian embassy staff in Cairo eventually helped Chama, whose contract at the Alexandria-based side came into effect on February 1, to retrieve his passport.

With the passport in possession of Ittihad officials, Chama could not fly from his base to Cairo and had to travel by road to meet embassy officials, a source disclosed.

Chama was not even listed in the Ittihad squad for yesterday’s Egypt Cup round of 16 home match against Enppi.

He moved to Ittihad in a deal worth US$50,000 and so far US$25,000 has been paid to the player’s agent based in Canada. He was instrumental in leading Zesco to the CAF Champions League semi-finals last year and scored four times.