Zambian striker becomes the first African to break a world football transfer record

Sensational striker Racheal Kundananji has made history by becoming the most expensive women’s footballer in the world.

The 23-year-old Zambian forward recently completed a move from Madrid CFF to Bay FC for a staggering $860,000 (£685,000).

This transfer fee surpasses the previous record held by England midfielder Keira Walsh, who joined Barcelona from Manchester City for £400,000 in 2022.

Kundananji had an impressive run at Madrid CFF, where she scored 33 goals in just 43 Liga F games.

Her outstanding performances caught the attention of Bay FC, who are set to make their debut in the National Women’s Soccer League this year.

The American club wasted no time in securing Kundananji’s services, offering her a four-year contract with the option of an additional year.

This historic transfer not only solidifies Kundananji’s status as one of the brightest talents in women’s football but also marks a significant milestone for African players.

She becomes the first African player, male or female, to break a world transfer record.

This achievement highlights the growing recognition and value of African talent in the global footballing landscape.

Kundananji’s move to Bay FC is also a testament to the increasing investment and support for women’s football.

The significant transfer fee paid for her services demonstrates the growing financial backing for the women’s game, paving the way for more opportunities and recognition for female athletes.

As the new season approaches, all eyes will be on Kundananji to see how she adapts to her new surroundings and continues to make a mark on the pitch.

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