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Henri Kumwenda joins Hull City

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George Kaudza Masina

England-based Malawian star Henri Kumwenda has signed his first professional contract when he joined League One side Hull City from Leeds United.

The Malawian was on the radar of English Premier League champions Liverpool after impressive performance with newly promoted Leeds but Hull have won the race to sign the talented player.

British media reported Tuesday that the 18-year old took to his social media account to reveal that he has left Thorp Arch to sign for a third-tier league side Hull in a surprising move.

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However, according to the publication there has been no confirmation from the League One Tigers, but Kumwenda posted a message on his Twitter account on Monday showing him signing his contract at the KCOM Stadium in Hull.

“Happy to sign my first professional contract with @Hull City looking forward to this new chapter,” he was quoted as saying on www.Leeds. live.co.uk.

Born in Malawi, Kumwenda signed a two-year scholarship agreement with Leeds in April 2018 but was not tied down to professional contract according to British Media. Kumwenda will now play for Hull Under-23 side this season.

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But renowned football analyst, George Kaudza- Masina said the youngster deserves to be given a chance to play for the Flames.

“We have lost several good players because of dilly-dallying. I think it is time to call him for the Flames camp so that we tie him to Malawi,” Masina said.

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