Kundai Benyu

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Kundai Benyu
Kundai Benyu
BornKundai Benyu
(1997-012-12) December 12, 1997 (age 21)
NationalityZimbabwe
Occupation
  • Footballer.
EraCeltic Football Club

Kundai Benyu is a Zimbabwean, English professional footballer. He played as a midfielder for Celtic Football Club in Scotland. It was announced that Benyu was loaned to Oldham Athletic in England on one year contract (2017-2018).

Background

Kundai was born in the UK to Zimbabwean parents on December 12, 1997[1] in Camden Town, London. He grew up in Harlow, Essex.[2]

Career

Ipswich Town

Kundai joined Ipswich Town F.C. at the age of nine[2], and signing his first professional contract when he turned 17.[3]

Aldershot Town (loan)

On 7 December 2016, Kundai joined Aldershot Town on a one-month loan deal.[4] The loan was later extended several times, allowing Benyu to finish the 2016–17 season with the side.[5] Benyu's impressive performances for Aldershot Town attracted the attention of his country of descent and he received a call-up from the Zimbabwe Wariors for their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification Group G qualifier against Liberia.[6]

Celtic

On June 29, 2017, he signed for Scottish giants Celtic on a four year deal from Ipswich Town. The move came after an impressive loan spell at Aldershot which finished fifth in the National League.[7]

Career Statistics

As of 29 June 2017

Club Season League Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Ipswich Town F.C. 2014–15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015–16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016–17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Aldershot Town F.C. (loan) 2016–17 22 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 23 5
Total 22 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 23 5
Celtic F.C. 2017–18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 22 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 23 5


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Oldham Athletic England

In January 2018 it was announced that Kundai Benyu was loaned to Oldham Athletic Football club on a one-year contract from 2017 to 2018.

Trivia

Benyu made his full international Zimbabwe debut in a 1–0 defeat to Lesotho in Maseru on 8 November 2017.[


References

  1. Kundai Benyu, Youthwalk, Published: No Date Given, Retrieved: March 3, 2015
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Kundai: I was watching Cup final when I heard of Celtic's interest". Celtic. 1 July 2017. Retrieved 1 July 2017.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css has no content.
  3. "Kundai Benyu". 20 February 2015. Retrieved 29 June 2017.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css has no content.
  4. "Shots agree to sign Tractor Boy Kundai". Aldershot Town. 7 December 2016. Retrieved 29 June 2017.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css has no content.
  5. "Kundai extends loan". Aldershot Town. 9 January 2017. Retrieved 29 June 2017.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css has no content.
  6. "International call up for Kundai". Ipswich Town]]. 19 May 2017. Retrieved 29 June 2017.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css has no content.
  7. Kundai Benyu joins Scottish giants Celtic, Soccer24, published: June 29, 2017, retrieved: June 29, 2017