Manchester City snap up England-born Zimbabwean starlet Chigwada

David Chigwada

Premier League champions Manchester City have secured the signing of England-born Zimbabwe youngster David Chigwada from Blackburn Rovers.

The 14-year-old who can play as a winger or an attacking midfielder is widely regarded as one of the brightest prospects in England at the moment having already featured for the Three Lions at Under-15 level.

According to the United Kingdom-based football publication which focuses on junior football Rising Ballers, City have moved swiftly moved to sign the gifted teenager, who will now continue his development at their world-class academy.

“Chigwada is one of the most highly rated players in the country from his age group. City youth recruitment team making big moves as usual,” Rising Ballers wrote on Twitter while confirming his move.

Born in Cheshire to Zimbabwean parents, the talented forward began his youth career at Blackburn Rovers and has represented England at junior level.

Chigwada can however still switch allegiance at senior international and represent his country of his parents’ birth.

So highly regarded is Chigwada that he recently signed with German’s sportswear giants Adidas.

He joins another Zimbabwe prospective forward Seth Chingwaro who is at Manchester City academy since 2019.

Chigwada’s his friend and England Under-15 teammate, Shumaira Mheuka, who was also born in England to Zimbabwean parents recently completed a move to Chelsea.


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