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Malawian youngster signs deal in Spain

Malawian striker, Zizwa Mcpetrie Hanjahanja, has signed for Racing Akra C.F in Spain from Alicante Football Academy.

The Alicante Football Academy confirmed on its website that the youngster sealed the deal after impressing during the trials.

“He joined us around one month ago and improved drastically, we gave him a trial in his new club and he showed his talents. He played his first game for his new club and played 90 minutes as a striker,” reads the website.

Details indicate that the striker has joined Racing in the under-19 team but he is expected to study Sports Business Management at Leeds Becket University, United Kingdom in September this year.

While in Malawi, the youngster played for Saint Andrews High School and Red Lions Youth. Born on February 8, in 2001, the youngster moved to Spain in December last year.

His father, Robert Hanjahanja said he was very excited with the development.

“We sent him to the academy to train and keep fit but he has been identified by the club. Actually, the academy is sending him to a team in La Liga Division 2 because his skill levels are higher than the under-19 league,” he said.

The academy also announced that winger from India Harsh Hanumant joined Playas de Campello C.D after a successful trials.

Robin Ngalande was the first Malawian to play for Spanish giants Atletico Madrid Academy in 2010. Malawi has another gem Henri Kumwenda who plays for Leeds United under-18. Kumwenda is edging closer to be promoted to the under-23 amid reports that he is also linked with a move to English Premier League leaders Liverpool in summer.

According to the website, Alicante Football Academy offers top quality services including decent accommodation, Spanish language courses, Uefa PRO qualified professional full time coaches, breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week.

It also offers fulltime football academy with training twice a day and players have a chance to train with Spanish teams in the evening.

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