Malawi women national football team skipper Chisomo Kadzisonga has left Austrian Women’s Bundesliga defending champions NOSV Neulengbach for trials with current leaders Sankt Polten-Spr.
The 29-year-old left Malawi early this month for trials with Neulengbach, but in an interview during the week, she could not disclose why she left for Polten who have a game to wrap up the title for the 10-member league.
“I will wait for the outcome of the trials this week and I hope to finalise my transfer in the June window. I will only explain why I left once Neulengback do so first,” said the defender.
“If I start, they might wonder as to where I got such information from. I played for two weeks at Polten and the progress is really fast. I want to achieve a lot as I will play in Uefa Champions League next year.”
The former DD Sunshine defender, who is also studying sports science at Vienna University, said she was determined to pass the trials, which she explained “comprise physical stability, ball work, and running.”
“I have since been advised to eat a lot because I am not strong when it comes to protecting the ball and need a little bit of weight,” Kadzisonga added. Polten have 49 points from 17 games, whereas Neulengbach lie second on 35 points from 17 outings.
She launched her professional career at a Zimbabwean side Conduit Soccer Academy (Cosa)but was loaned out to Skippers FC, a break away club from DD Sunshine.
She returned to Malawi to study German in preparation for the move to Austria. After leaving Malawi, she spent three months in Kenya processing her visa. Skipper FC official Charles Mwenda confirmed that Kadzisonga’s friend brokered the deal.
Kadzisonga is hoping to join sole compatriot Europe-based professional , Tabitha Chawinga.
Other women football professionals in the country are Loveness Nyakamera and Chrissy Kasiya at South Africa’s Kanatal Ladies while Linda Chilewe and Eliza Chaphang’omba turns up for Zimbabwe’s Auckland Queens.