Warriors hopeful Kundai Benyu finds new home

By ZBC Reporter

ZIMBABWEAN forward, Kundai Benyu has left English fifth-tier side Wealdstone to join Icelandic club Knattspyrnudeild Vestra (Vestri) which plays in the second division.
Benyu, who signed for Wealdstone on October 02 last year, left the English side seven months after joining the club from Scottish giants Celtic by mutual consent after making fifteen league appearances for the club.
In a statement, Vestri confirmed the move saying they are looking forward to witnessing the forward’s brilliance on the pitch.
It is hoped the move by Benyu to Vestri will allow him more game time as the young player eyes another dance in the Warriors fold since making his debut for the national squad in November 2017 in a friendly against Lesotho.
23-year-old forward received a call-up for the back-to-back Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Algeria in November last year but could not make it owing to passport issues.
Born to Zimbabwean parents in England on 12 December 1997, Benyu started his career at the age of 9 when he joined Ipswich Town but penned his first professional contract after turning 17.
He then joined Aldershot Town in December 2016 on a one-month loan deal which was subsequently extended several times, allowing him to finish the 2016/17 season with the National League side.
Benyu then signed a four-year contract with Celtic in June 2017 with the Zimbabwean finding the back of the net on his debut for the club’s development side in a pre-season friendly against East Kilbride before making his competitive debut for Celtic in their 4-0 victory at home to Linfield.
He was then loaned to Oldham Athletic in January 2018, joined Swedish club Helsingborg on another season-long loan in February 2019 and later signed for Wealdstone in October last year.

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