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Benjani Mwaruwari's Son Signs Professional Contract In England

Benjani Mwaruwari's Son Signs Professional Contract In England

Benjani Jnr, the son of former Manchester City and Zimbabwe international striker Benjani Mwaruwari has signed his first professional contract with English 5-tier side Yeovil Town.

The 17-year-old forward had an impressive season with Yeovil Town’s Under 18 side.

He joined the club last year after not being offered a scholarship by his dad’s former club Portsmouth, who are now plying their trade in the 3rd-tier League One.

Since his arrival at Yeovil Town, Benjani Jnr has become something of a goal machine which has resulted in him becoming the team’s third professional player in three years to come from within.

In a statement on their official website, Yeovil Town said they are excited to agree on pro-terms with Benjani Jr after his impressive stint since his arrival at the National League side. The club said:

Yeovil Town are delighted to announce that Benjani Jr has signed professional terms with the Club. Arriving from Portsmouth in January 2020, the youngster made an instant impression, playing up a year group in the EFL Youth Alliance League.

With the 17-year-old signing his first professional contract, it means an Under-18 player has signed professional terms with Yeovil Town for the third season in a row, continuing the previous success of Ollie Haste & Toby Stephens.

Following in the footsteps of his father, who was also a professional footballer for the likes of Manchester City, Portsmouth & Auxerre, Benjani Jr now makes his first steps in the professional game.

Last season, the young forward scored 25 goals and managed 16 assists in 30 games for the Under-18 side.

He was also the top scorer as the Under 18’s won the national college seven-a-side tournament. He also enjoyed involvement with the first team, making his Somerset Premier Cup debut as a substitute.

Yeovil Town manager Chris Hargreaves commented said Benjani Jr will continue to play for Matt Percival’s Under-18 side and train with the first team on a regular basis.

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