Be Forward Wanderers have paid K3 million to Namiwawa FC to tie down striker Francisco Madinga to Lali Lubani Road.
Madinga was on two-year loan from Namiwawa alongside Precious Sambani, who was signed by Wanderers rivals Nyasa Big Bullets in January as a free agent in a controversial move.
Wanderers chairperson Gift Mkandawire said in an interview yesterday they have paid Namiwawa to secure a permanent transfer deal for the striker.
“We bought Francisco Madinga from Namiwawa, but I cannot disclose how much we have paid them. What is important is that there is no issue with Namiwawa over the player,” he said.
Madinga was loaned to the Nomads alongside Sambani, who has since joined Bullets.
With the deal sealed, Wanderers chairperson said they expect the striker to help the team in this season’s campaign.
Namiwawa technical director Silus Liwindo confirmed that the Nomads have paid the transfer fee.
“They have paid K3 million after we declined their K2 million initial offer.
“We are happy that they paid us the cheque. What we are waiting for is to cash the money,” he said.
Football Association of Malawi (FAM) club licensing and compliance manager Casper Jangale confirmed the development, saying both teams are happy with the deal.
“I am aware that Wanderers and Namiwawa have settled the transfer issue of Francisco Madinga,” he said.
Ahead of the new season kick-off on April 13, Wanderers have also signed Babatunde Adepoju on free transfer, Francis Mkonda at undisclosed fee from Masters Security and Peter Kasonga from Mighty Tigers.
The team has also lost Joseph Kamwendo, Yamikani Chester, Esau Kanyenda, Sambani and Peter Wadabwa following the expiry of their contracts.