Two domestic clubs, Nyasa Big Bullets and Silver Strikers, have made good business after selling attacking midfielder Peter Banda and left winger Duncan Nyoni respectively to Simba Sports Club of Tanzania.
While both local clubs and Simba have kept a tight lid on the transfer fees of the two players, Malawi News has the details.
According to well-placed sources, Bullets are expected to get $100,000 (about K82 million) from Simba for the transfer of Banda whereas Silver sold Nyoni at $60,000 (about K49.2million).
Banda and Nyoni have made history as the most expensive Malawian players in recent years.
Both players, who are on pre-season training with the Tanzania Premier League champions, signed three year deals.
Bullets and Silver will be paid the money in instalments according to the agreement. The clubs are at liberty to disclose or not disclose the transfer fees of the players.
Bullets Chief Executive Officer Suzgo Nyirenda insisted that it was undisclosed fee.
“The agreement is between the clubs and the players,” he added.
When contacted, Silver Chief Executive Officer, Thokozani Chimbali also kept a tight lid on the transfer fee of Nyoni.
“He joined Simba on undisclosed fee and we wish him all the best,” Chimbali said.
Banda moved to Simba after spending six months with Uefa Champions League side Sheriff of Moldova, where he scored seven goals and provided 10 assists.
Following his transfer to Simba, Griffin Young Stars, will get a share of the transfer fee as compensation.
On the part of Nyoni, Civil Service United Reserve will also benefit from his transfer.
Simba Communications Officer Ezekiel Kamwaga also refused to disclose the transfer fee.
Football Association of Malawi (Fam) Compliance Manager, Casper Jangale, who is also responsible for transfer, said the two players have already been cleared to play for the Tanzania giants.
Football consultant Kelvin Moyo said local clubs have made good business.
“This is a step in the right direction and I believe the clubs will invest the money,” he added.
However, according to www.transfermarket.com, Flames striker Gabadinho Mhango is still the highly rated Malawian player on transfer market.com as he is valued at 825, 000 euros (K841 million) followed by Flames Captain Limbikani Mzava on 700,000 euros (K714 million).
Defender Charles Petro, who plays for Tiraspol Sheriff is valued at 400, 000 euros (K400 million) whereas Banda is valued at 300,000 euros (K306 million).