Friday, April 12, 2024

Paper Talk: World media react to Kundananji’s record breaking transfer

National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) side Bay FC have signed Zambia forward Racheal Kundananji from Madrid CFF for a world-record fee and signed a contract until 2027 with the option of a further year. [The Athletic]

Racheal Kundananji: Zambia forward’s path to breaking the women’s transfer record

Bay FC will make their National Women’s Soccer League debut this year. Kundananji, 23, becomes the first African player, male or female, to break a world transfer record.$860,000 (£685,000). [BBC]

A world-record fee for Racheal Kundananji! NWSL expansion side Bay FC acquire Madrid CFF and Zambian superstar in blockbuster transfer

Kundananji, who has eight goals and two assists this campaign in Liga F, is one of the top prospects in all of women’s soccer. After signing in Spain in 2022, she ended her debut season with 25 goals across all competitions for Madrid CFF.  [Goal]

Bay FC smash women’s record fee to sign forward Kundananji

She will make up a highly anticipated attacking lineup at Bay FC, joining less than two weeks after Nigeria‘s Asisat Oshoala arrived from Barcelona whom she outscored last season in Spain, with 25 goals to the Super Falcons hero’s 21. However, Kundananji has added versatility and often plays on the wing for Zambia to accommodate fellow star Barbra Banda. [ESPN]

Racheal Kundananji Joins Bay FC, Becoming The World’s Most Expensive Female Soccer Player

Tied to the Spanish capital’s club until 2026 with a release clause of 700,000 euros, Bay FC was aware that securing Kundananji’s move to the United States would require a substantial financial commitment. [Forbes]

She signed a four-year contract that includes an option for a fifth year and is worth over $2 million cumulative — $2.5 million total valuation over the five years factoring everything like paid housing (which affects the salary cap), multiple sources confirmed.[Equalizer]

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