Malawi teen Henri Kumwenda signs for Hull City from Leeds Utd

Malawian young football talent Henri Kumwenda, whose exploits have attracted English Premier League giants Liverpool, has  left Leeds United to join Yorkwhire rivals Hull City.

Henri Kumwenda signs for Hull City from Leeds United

The 18-year-old moved to England from Malawi as a child and signed for Leeds at the age of 11.

He went on to impress as he rose through the club’s youth ranks, making his debut for the Under-23s in early 2019, whilst also performing well at school.

Linked with a potential switch to Liverpool back in January, Kumwenda posted a picture on his Twitter account Monday evening of him signing a contract at Hull – the Tigers.

He said: ” Happy to have signed my first professional contract with Hull City(.) Looking forward to this new chapter.”

Able to play across the front three or as a winger, the teenager’s preferred position is as a central striker.

He’s expected to feature initially for City’s under-23s side this season as he continues his progress through the ranks.

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu said they are following “the Malawian whizz-kid” and FAM re also trying to establish more details “to see if he is willing to play for his home country Malawi.”

The FAM president said they have also received reports about several talented young Malawians in the United Kingdom that are playing professional football

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wakalekale
15 days ago

a Nyamilandu mulekeni mwana. Mufuna mutchukirepo? muziti, ” during my leadership the country was able to send players to uk?” Inu zibani ndalama za pa gate, nkumakwatira ma kaladi basi. You have no passion for football. you are nowhere near the likes of kanjedza kamwendo, Bob Akule even Young Chimodzi. These people sacrificed alot for Malawi football. Iwe kwako nkufuna kudyera Malawi football. You stopped playing football while you were young nkupita kumene umaona kuti kuli ndalama. Then you come back to football utaona kuti uziba bwino ndalama. you have no passion for football. Look at Fisher Kondowe!!! thats what… Read more »

Ulemu Banda
Ulemu Banda
14 days ago
Reply to  wakalekale

He is Malawian though. I think it would make his parents and the nation proud if he represented his country if all goes well with his career. Malawi national team needs quality players.

Gee
Gee
15 days ago

Ngati ukufuna kuti tsogolo lako la mpira lipite pamwamba osayerekeza kusewera Flames ndipo udzayaluka, takuchenjeza or ngakhale atakunyengelera kuti udzatenga u president kwa Chakwera osalora, Flames timu yaminyama ndipo yopweteketsa mutu, yatithera ndalama pogula panado

Baba Tunde
Baba Tunde
15 days ago

So sad to see him leave Leeds United to go to such a small team that got relegated from Championship football to league one. He will be playing with chefs, truck drivers and barbers. This is how achina McDonald Yobe ended. At 18, he should be fighting to break into the Leeds first team. Look at Saka, Rashford, Nketia, Mbappe, Alexander Arnold and other black boys. Unfortunately football is a short career. You can’t wait to be 30 to make it big. I hope he can get more game time at Hull and prove his worth so that scouts for… Read more »

Ulemu Banda
Ulemu Banda
14 days ago
Reply to  Baba Tunde

If you read the article properly you will understand that he is playing for U-23 side and I am not sure there are truck drivers, chefs and barbers at that level. Can you be positive in your comments and support the lad please?

Zingalume
Zingalume
15 days ago

Ndipo usayelekeze kubwera kuno tsogolo la mpira lathera pamenepo, kuno nyanga too much ma player ake

bishop
bishop
15 days ago

akangoyelekeza kuzamenyera malawi nationa lteam basi watha ameneyo


Pewani
Pewani
15 days ago
Reply to  bishop

Azamuyitana, kenako kumulowetsa kutatsala 2 minutes, kenako kumuwuza kuti sumatha mpira.Dan Chitsulo zinamuwonekerapo.

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