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Clubs sign more free agents



As the 2022-23 football season is expected to kick off this weekend, all Super League clubs have been busy on the transfer window bolstering their respective squads.

However, the majority of the clubs have signed players for free.

The domestic players transfer window has been extended after the kickoff of the TNM Super League has been shifted.

Initially, the transfer window was supposed to be closed on February 26, according to Football Association of Malawi (Fam) calendar.

In the ongoing transfer window, Blue Eagles, Silver Strikers and Mighty Wanderers have been the busiest teams.

Eagles announced their squad for the upcoming season which includes eight new faces namely Sankhani Mkandawire, Ben Manyozo, Brighton Munthali, Andrew Juvinala, Macdonald Lameck, Gustav Maxwell, Arthur Moffat and Chikondi Mvula.

Out of the eight players, Eagles will only pay transfer fees for Munthali, Moffat, Junivala and Lameck but the rest have joined the club for free.

The Area 30 side is reportedly expected to pay K2.5 million to Silver for the transfer of Munthali.

Eagles Chairperson Alexander Ngwala refused to disclose the transfer fees for the players.

“We will pay transfer fees for four players only. We expect to sign one or two more players,” Ngwala said.

On the part of Silver, they have signed Uchizi Vunga, Emanuel Muyira, Hardy Ng’andu, John Chalamanda, Tatenda M’ balaka and Chawanangwa Kaonga.

Out of the six players, the Bankers will only pay transfer fees for Ng’andu and Muyira.

Silver Chief Executive Officer Thokozani Chimbali kept a tight lid on the transfer fee.

The Nomads have signed goalkeeper Pilirani Mapila, defenders Odereke Kalowole, Lloyd Mugala, Miracle Gabeya, midfielders Joseph Balakasi, Bakilonho Mwakanyongo, strikers Chiukepo Msowoya and Muhammad Sulumba.

TNM Super League champions Nyasa Big Bullets have signed Mphatso Magaleta and Hadji Wali.

Additionally, Bullets have promoted players from the reserve side.

Capital City side Civil Service United has also signed players such as Luke Chima, Chikaiko Batison, Shasimbiwe Kanyika, Victor Lungu, Kelvin Kadzinje, Richard Mwaila and Boston Kabango.

Civil General Secretary Ronald Chiwaula said all the players have joined on free transfer.

“We are yet to come up with a final squad but the majority of the players have joined for free,” he said.

Football Association of Malawi Compliance Manager Casper Jangale said the transfer window is still open.

The TNM Super League will kick off on March 19. However, Super League of Malawi is yet to release the fixture.

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