In a new twist to Malawi national women football team defender Chisomo Kazisonga’s deal with Bundesliga side SV Nosv Neulengabash, it has emerged she will be attached to their reserve team which plays in the Second Division.
Kazisonga signed a one-year contract with the club, but the former Skippers defender told The Nation over the weekend that she will be relegated to the reserve side after failing to make the grade in the main team.
Kazisonga, who once played in Zimbabwe at Conduit Soccer Academy, confirmed the development in an interview conducted through Facebook.
“Honestly speaking, the standard of play is very high here, women football is a serious business. The coach was happy with my pace, but she says I need to work more on my strength and because of that I am likely to be attached to the reserve side. It’s not yet confirmed though,” said Kazisonga.
She added: “It could be a blessing in disguise because it will afford me the opportunity to work on my fitness so that I catch up with the standards of the main league. But even the second division is very tough.”
Kazisonga said last season, the reserve side won the league but could not be promoted as rules do not allow two teams from the same club to play in one league.
The Austrian women’s league is set to kickoff on August 8. n