Chiwome shortlisted for February’s PL2 Player of the Month

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Leon Chiwome

England-born Zimbabwean striker Leon Chiwome is in the running for February’s Premier League 2 Player of the Month award following an impressive run of good form for Wolves’ under-21 side.

The striker has been nominated alongside seven other young players competing in the division.

Wolves under-21s played two matches in the second month of the year and Chiwome featured in both – a 3-3 draw at Manchester City followed by a 3-0 Black Country derby success over West Bromwich Albion.

And Chiwome was the main man against the Old Gold’s local rivals, scoring twice in the second half to help secure three PL2 points as well as the bragging rights.

The nominees have been selected by the Premier League Football Development Panel. The panel will also decide the winner, who will be announced next week.

Todd Alcock (Aston Villa), Leo Castledine (Chelsea), Jayden Danns (Liverpool), Zak Gilsenan (Blackburn), Brodi Hughes (Chelsea), Jamaldeen Jimoh-Aloba (Aston Villa) and Ronnie Stutter (Chelsea) have also been nominated.

Born in England to a Zimbabwean father and a British mother, Chiwome signed for Wolves from AFC Wimbledon in July 2022, having been scouted while playing for Alfold FC and the Sussex Schools FA team.

Chiwome has already represented the U18s and the U21s for Wolves and has apparently has ‘thrived’ in his new environment

Wolves’ academy manager for football Jonathan Hunter-Barrett previously said of Chiwome: “I think it’s a fantastic opportunity for Leon at a great football club. He’s a keen worker, great shape and size, knows where the back of the net is and really athletic.

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