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Wanderers complete women’s side acquisition

Chancy Gondwe

Mighty Wanderers 2021 Company Limited has completed the acquisition of Bangwe Super Queens’ franchise.

The Southern Region Women’s Football League side will now be known as Mighty Wanderers Queens.

This was disclosed Tuesday in Blantyre where the sides signed a sale agreement.

Following the development, Wanderers will now be eligible to take part in Confederation of African Football (Caf) competitions.

Speaking at the event, Wanderers Company and Board Secretary Chancy Gondwe said they have complied with Football Association of Malawi (Fam) and Caf’s requirement that top flight league sides should own a women’s team.

“Surely, this is a big day in the history of Wanderers because, for the first time, we have a women’s team which brings the number of our teams to four,” he said in reference to Wanderers senior men’s side, reserves and under-20 teams.

Gondwe challenged the women’s side to deliver good results as the Wanderers’ brand thrives on quality

Apparently, Bangwe Super Queens Director Hubert Mfune is a former Nomads vice chairperson.

Mfune said they are delighted that the deal has been finalised.

“This is a milestone and although there might have been some issues, we are happy that we have reached an agreement,” the former Fam treasurer said.

Meanwhile, Wanderers Head Coach Mark Harrison, who was present during the unveiling of the women’s side, said the Lali Lubani Road outfit has taken the right step.

“Women’s football is now big worldwide and this is great news for Malawian women. It is a phenomenal step. We are not acquiring the franchise for the sake of it; we expect them to be part of a winning brand,” he said.

Bangwe Super Queens, who play in the Southern Region Women’s Football League, were formed in 2001 as a community team.

At the event, the women’s team captain Esther Maulidi and team-mate Angels Dzimbiri said they are happy with the deal and promised to deliver.

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