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Chimwemwe Madise, Patricia Nyirenda clinch Zambia deals

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Casper Jangale

Zambia Women’s Super Division side Lusaka Dynamos Ladies have offered out right deals to Malawi women’s national football team defenders Patricia Nyirenda and Chimwemwe Madise.

Nyirenda, who plays for Blantyre-based Ntopwa Queens and Madise of Lilongwe giants DD Sunshine, have each been offered three-year contracts.

Sunshine and Ntopwa will pocket $2,000 (about K1.5 million) each as development fees.

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The two players will each get signing-on-fees, a monthly salary and bonuses.

Sunshine Director James Angere Chavula said Madise had already signed her contract with the Zambian club.

“We are just waiting for payment of development fees from Dynamos so that we release the player. Personal terms have already been between the player and the club,” Chavula said.

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Ntopwa owner Isaac ‘Jomo’ Osman said they were pleased to release their star to the Zambian side.

“We do not want to stand in the player’s way. We believe this is her opportunity to advance her career,” Osman said.

Football Association of Malawi (Fam) Compliance Manager Casper Jangale said the two clubs were advised to negotiate better deals to avoid being exploited.

“We gave advice to the two teams and it is up to them to make the final decision,” Jangale said.

If the two deals are completed, Nyirenda and Madise will be the first Malawian female footballers to play in the Football Association of Zambia Women’s Super Division.

Both players are regulars in the Scorchers squad and featured for Malawi in three consecutive Cosafa Women’s Championship matches in Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa.

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