Maswanhise impresses in Stockport County trial after Leicester City exit


Highly rated Zimbabwean winger Tawanda Maswanhise is hoping to seal a move to English League Two table toppers Stockport County having impressed during an ongoing trial stint at Edgeley Park, ZimSportLive can exclusively reveal.

The 21-year-old England-born forward fired a sensational hat-trick as a young Stockport County side came from behind twice to claim a credible 3-3 draw against Brentford B on Tuesday.

Maswanhise is undergoing a trial stint  at Stockport County the Greater Manchester club look for reinforcements ahead of their imminent promotion to League One.

The gifted Zimbabwean certainly enhanced his chances of earning a contract following a superb display against Brentford’s development side.

Tawanda Maswanhise during his time at Leicester City

Maswanhise is looking to make the next step in his professional career after reportedly being released by Leicester City recently.

The England-born starlet had been knocking on the senior team’s door for the past two seasons at Leicester City, where he scooped the developmental side player of the year accolade last year.

Despite impressing for the team’s Under-21 side in the Premier League 2 and making his senior debut at Leicester City in the third round of the FA Cup in January, a first team breakthrough has proved elusive for the gifted winger, leading him to search for opportunities elsewhere.

Tawanda Maswanhise recently made his international debut for Zimbabwe in a friendly match against Kenya

Maswanhise is the son to former Zimbabwe sprinter Jefferey Maswanhise who represented at the 1998 and 2002 Commonwealth games.

The skillful winger showed glimpses of his prodigious talent when he made his international debut for Zimbabwe during the recent FIFA international break.

Maswanhise came in as a second half substitute in the Four-nation tournament final against Kenya and played the final twelve minutes of the match after replacing Macauley Bonne.

In his reaction after making the debut, Maswanhise, posted on X:

“Always an honour to represent my country and even happier to make my debut.”

Maswanhise’s Warriors bow came just two months after he made his senior debut at Leicester City in the third round of the FA Cup in January.


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