Zimbabwe’s Tendayi Darikwa set to leave Wigan Athletic in summer


Captain Tendayi Darikwa is one of six senior players who will leave Wigan Athletic when their current contracts expire this summer.

Defenders Steven Caulker, Joe Bennett and Ryan Nyambe and midfielders Jordan Cousins and Gwion Edwards also exit.

Darikwa, 31, played 116 games after joining from Nottingham Forest in 2021.


Edwards, 29, had 45 outings for Wigan, Bennett, 33, and Cousins, 29, played 30 games apiece, Nyambe, 25, made 33 appearances and Caulker, 31, only nine.

Wigan were relegated to League One after finishing bottom of the Championship.

Loanees Omar Rekik, Martin Kelly, Miguel Azeez, Christ Tiehi, Danel Sinani and Ashley Fletcher all return to their respective parent clubs.


Wigan also confirmed that winger James McClean will remain at the club for the 2023-24 season.

There had been speculation that the 34-year-old Republic of Ireland international could return to hometown club Derry City if he left Wigan.—BBC

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