Celtic starlet Kundai Benyu pledges international future to Zimbabwe over England

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SCOTLAND: Celtic starlet Kundai Benyu has pledged his international future to Zimbabwe.

The 19-year-old was snapped up on a four-year deal this summer from Ipswich Town by Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers.

And he’s already featured in four games for the Scottish champions this season and started a league game at Kilmarnockearlier in the campaign.

He’s eligible to play for both England and Zimbabwe, but has decided to play for the African side, despite them not having a game until next year having being banned by FIFA for the World Cup after financial irregularities.

Zimbabwe boss Wellington Mpandare said: “Kundai has now definitely committed his future to us.

“He didn’t feature in our last African Cup of Nations qualfiers because of tactical reasons.

“But he has made it clear he wants to play for us and the Ministry of Sport and Recreation are currently arranging the paperwork for him to play for us.”

Zimbabwe’s next game is not scheduled to March next year when they play Congo.

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