H Metro


- Sports Reporter

ZIMBABWE youth internatio­nal Tapiwa Mandinyeny­a has joined South African GladAfrica Championsh­ip side, JDR Stars.

Mandinyeny­a, a product of Aces Youth Academy, has signed a three-year deal with the lower division team.

The 18-year-old was part of the Young Warriors squad at the 2018 COSAFA Under-17 Championsh­ips.

Stars CEO Matome Kganakga, confirmed the developmen­t in an interview with South Africa publicatio­n KickOff.

“He’s already here, he has signed with the club for three seasons,” Kganakga told KickOff.

“I wouldn’t say [when he is going to make his first appearance] because I haven’t had that discussion with the technical team. But the coaches have been preparing well with him, we will see him any time.

“He is playing as a striker, but can also play as a right-winger. But his strongest part is as a striker.”

The Zimbabwean was scouted by the Hammer Boys while playing in the Zimbabwe under-17 national team.

JDR Stars are currently third on the first division table after 14 matches and only one point behind league leaders Richards Bay.

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