Be Forward Wanderers hitman Babatunde Adepoju alongside midfielders Francis Mkonda and Francisco Madinga have been earmarked for deals with European clubs through the Nomads’ partnership with a global marketing firm Professional Soccer Management (PSM).
During the formalisation of the partnership in Blantyre on Monday, PSM chief executive officer Emmanuel Emenogu said he has been impressed with the performance of the three players during his visit and there are plans to make them the first exports.
Player marketing is among Wanderers’ major commercialisation agreements with the Australian firm, which has connections with some European clubs such as Empoli (Italy) and Galatasaray (Turkey).
“Through this partnership, Wanderers’ players will have an opportunity of playing for big clubs in Europe and the three gems are on top of the list,” Emenogu said.
He said the development would help the Nomads achieve financial stability as they would be selling players overseas at a reasonable fee and get more when the players are sold to other European or Asian clubs.
On their part, Adepoju, Mkonda and Madinga said they are ready for the challenge of reaping the first fruits of Wanderers’ partnership with PSM.
“My dream is to play for big clubs in Europe and I am happy to be earmarked for such a potential overseas move,” Madinga said.
Wanderers chairperson Gift Mkandawire said the partnership will boost their commercialisation drive as the club will be marketed globallyCurrently, Wanderers have two overseas exports in United States of America (USA)-based Yamikani Chester and Japan-based Jabulani Linje.