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- Three clubs after FC MUZA’s Biston Banda

- Mbappe to leave PSG at the end of the season

- Chaiwa joins FC Schaffhausen on loan

Three clubs after FC MUZA’s Biston Banda

With only two matches remaining, Super League clubs will embark on a frantic period of transfer activity to strengthen their rosters and Biston Banda is already among those being sought-after.

Since joining MUZA from Power Dynamos, Banda has scored five goals in all competitions for the team, which is competing for second place to qualify for next season’s CAF Confederation.

His impressive performance has also seen him register four assists in over 12 matches in both the 2024 ABSA Cup and the Super League.

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A source has revealed to BolaNews that three clubs are hoping to lure the striker from MUZA when the season comes to a close.

The frontrunners so far are continental football hopefuls ZESCO United, Lusaka-based ZANACO Football Club, and Napsa Stars.

“Yes, three clubs are interested in signing Biston Banda. The clubs are ZESCO, ZANACO, and Napsa Stars. However, they are still waiting for the season to conclude before they can officially approach his current club,” the source stated.

Banda and Mutapa could reunite

Napsa Stars head coach Perry Mutapa previously worked with the striker at Power Dynamos. The pensioners have struggled for consistency and goals in the 2023–24 Super League season.

The lack of goals saw Napsa Stars turn to on-loan ZESCO United striker Vincent Oburu, who has shown some flashes of brilliance, but it is currently not enough for the team that’s embattled in the relegation zone.

Since the departure of Kelvin Kampamba, ZESCO United has also struggled for goals, with top scorer Enock Sakala scoring eight goals this season. George Lwandamina’s side is leading the race to play in the CAF Confederation Cup and will need more firepower to compete favorably next season.

Biston Banda in action during a Super League match against Nkana. (Photo via FC MUZA media)

At Sunset Stadium, Charles Zulu leads the top scorers’ charts, further amplifying their attacking woes.

Meanwhile, Banda said he is focused on his MUZA for now but did not rule out the possibility of listening to offers.

“At the moment, my focus is on helping MUZA finish in second place by ensuring we win the remaining matches. I will start responding to transfers when the season ends,” he said.

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Mbappe to leave PSG at the end of the season

Kylian Mbappe has told Paris Saint-Germain he intends to leave the French club at the end of the 2023-24 season, reports the Athletic.

Mbappe, 25, is recognised as one of the best footballers in the world and his departure will come as a huge blow to reigning French champions PSG.

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Chaiwa joins FC Schaffhausen on loan

Zambian midfielder Miguel Chaiwa has joined Swiss second-tier side FC Schaffhausen on loan from BSC Young Boys until the end of the season.

Both Young Boys and Schaffhausen confirmed the 19-year-old’s transfer on Wednesday.

Chaiwa has struggled for playing time at Young Boys, making two cameo appearances in the Champions League against Red Star Belgrade and Manchester City during the group stages. He also played just one game in the domestic league.

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However, the midfielder was one of Zambia’s best performers at the Africa Cup of Nations against Tanzania and Morocco, and it was only a matter of time before this move happened in search of game time to secure his spot on the national team.

Chaiwa also made eight appearances with the Young Boys youth team and will hope to impress in the second tier.

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Kundananji joins Bay FC to become the most expensive women’s footballer in history

National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) side Bay FC acquired the forward from Madrid CFF for a fee reported to be €750,000, with potential add-ons of up to $75,000. Kundananji will be plying her trade for the U.S.-based side until 2027, with an option to add another year, according to Forbes.

The Copper Queen’s transfer to Bay FC has broken the record of €450,000 + €50,000 in possible add-ons paid by Chelsea FC to sign Mayra Ramirez from Levante FC last month.

BAY FC delighted to sign Kundananji

The NWSL side confirmed the signing of the 23-year-old in an official statement released on Tuesday.

Bay FC’s General manager, Lucy Rushton, confirmed, “We are delighted to add Racheal to our group. She is a tremendous talent with dynamic attacking qualities and an incredible physical profile who has produced for both club and country.”

“Racheal has a composure in-front of goal and a natural ability to score with different types of finishes and from various locations. We believe she will continue to grow and develop at our club, showcasing her skillset and adding to the array of exciting attacking talent we have here.”

Racheal Kundananji in action for Madrid CFF (Photo by Diego Souto/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

During her time at Madrid CFF, the Copper Queen star was a force to be reckoned with. She recorded a tally of 25 league goals, guiding the club to a historic 5th finish. Her performances for Madrid CFF and Zambia saw her crowned the GOAL 50 Player of the Year, alongside Lionel Messi.

Kundananji will be joining Asisat Oshoala, who joined Bay FC this winter from FC Barcelona Femeni for €150,000.

With the 2024 season being Bay FC’s first in the US women’s top flight, the attacking African duo is bound to cause havoc for defenders in the NWSL.

Meanwhile, Kundananji has also become the first African player, male or female, to break a world transfer record.

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Dier set to join Bayern from Spurs

Bayern Munich agree to sign Eric Dier from Tottenham Hotspurs. The German champions turned to Dier after missing out a deal to sign Radu Dragusin who opted to join Spurs instead. The deal is believed to be worth £3.4m reports Skysports news.

Fabrizio Romano reported that “Bayern are set to sign Eric Dier from Spurs on permanent deal. That an agreement is being sealed,” “Dier, is already in Munich to complete the medical tests today.”

The England defender is keen on the move after falling out of favor with Spurs manager Ange Postecoglou this season. He will be re-united with former team mate Harry Kane, who made the £100 million move to the Bundesliga in the summer last year.

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Dragusin snubs Bayern to join Spurs.

Genoa’s Radu Dragusin has agreed personal terms with Tottenham and will sign with Spurs in a deal worth £25.9m, including £5.6m in add-ons. Fabrizio Romano has confirmed.

Bayern had tried to hijack the deal to sign Dragusin with a late bid in the night of around £26.7m. However the Romanian defender has decided to move to Spurs and will travel to London to have a medical today.

The 21-year-old center back has scored twice this season and has got one assist for Genoa. He ranks second in Serie A in terms of clearances and third in aerial duels won this term alone.

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Spurs to sign Werner on loan from Leipzig

Tottenham are set to complete a 6 month loan signing for Timo Werner from RB Leipzig this week. Skysports have reported. Spurs also have the option to buy the forward for £15m at the end of the loan move.

The Germany international will have to undergo a medical this week before the deal is announced. Werner won the Champions League when he was at Chelsea. However, he has been hit with injuries since returning to RB Leipzig and has struggled to score goals. He has scored just two goals in eight appearances for Leipzig this this season.

Ange Postecoglou is without his talisman Son Heung-Min. The Korean international was called up by the national team to compete in the Asian Cup. The 27-year-old will bring in an alternative attacking option as he can play off the left and through the middle as well.

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Nkana resigns rusty Idriss Mbombo after two failed stints away from the club

Congolese striker Idris Mbombo has returned to Nkana for the second time after an unsuccessful stint at Tanzania’s Azam FC.

Mbombo left Nkana in 2018 to join Sudanese side Al Hilal Omdurman FC, but a season later he terminated his contract and returned to the Kiwe side.

He left Nkana again two years ago and joined Tanzania’s Azam FC, where he was until his return to Nkana.

Mbombo has signed a two-year deal with Nkana as a free agent after parting ways with Azam.

The 13-time Zambian champions have also signed midfielder Laurent Muma, goalkeeper Moonga Ndala, and winger Austin Banda in their quest to survive relagation this season.

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Jadon Sancho to return to Dortmund on loan

Borussia Dortmund is interested in re-signing Manchester United winger Jadon Sancho.

According to Sky Sports, initial talks are believed to have taken place regarding a loan deal until the end of the season, which would see Sancho return to the Bundesliga club.

Manchester United paid £73 million to sign Sancho from Dortmund in the summer of 2021.

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EXCLUSIVE: Joseph Banda confirms move to Europe

In May of this year, the 17-year-old took part in FC Zurich trials before returning to Zambia and joining Nkwazi FC.

While in Zurich, he was part of the youth team that won the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup 2023 and said he learned a lot of valuable lessons during that short stint. 

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Banda was unable to sign a professional contract because he was underage. However, he has confirmed that after turning 18 on December 17th, he will return to Zurich.

“Some people thought that I failed trials in Zurich,” he said. “But the issue was that I was young and couldn’t sign a contract. I will be going back to Zurich next month.”

Joseph Banda at FC Barcelona’s Camp Nou. (Photo/courtesy)

Banda, who also attended trials at FC Barcelona in Spain last year, promised to make an impression in Switzerland.

“I want to go to Europe and succeed there; I don’t want to come back. I’ll put in a lot of effort and achieve my dreams,” he declared.

Banda admitted that his unsuccessful trials in Barcelona had affected him, but his single mother has been encouraging him to continue working hard.

“I was hurt and always wondered why my friends were not coming back after attending trials in Europe and it was only me who was returning home.

“It affected me a lot, but my mother has been telling me to continue working hard as my time will come.”

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Banda’s dream is to play for Real Madrid in the Spanish La Liga. He is confident that his dream will come true one day.

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