African players abroad ENGLAND: Hull City release Malawi-born striker Henri Kumwenda

Hull City Under-23 coach Andy Dawson has released Malawi-born striker Henri Kumwenda following the expiry of his short-term contract.

Under-23s Henri Kumwenda and Lucas Odunston have been released following the expiry of their contracts. The Club would like to wish both players well for the future,” Hull announced on their website.  

Kumwenda and Odunston signed for Hull City last October from Leeds United Under-18 side.

Happy to sign my first professional contract with @HullCity. Looking forward to this new chapter,” Kumwenda tweeted on October 21 2020 after signing for the Tigers.

However, the duo did not do enough to convince Dawson about their quality; hence their exit.

Kumwenda waited until March 2021 to make his debut for City after being plagued by injuries.

The towering striker was born in Lilongwe, Malawi and relocated to England as a four-year-old.

The 18-year-old rose through the developmental ranks at Leeds and was offered a two-year scholarship in 20218.

However, he left Leeds Under-18 team for Hull without earning a professional contract.

Kumwenda spent seven years with Leeds’ academy.

The youthful striker has been the subject of interest from the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) which has been on a campaign to entice all footballers in Diaspora with roots in Malawi.

FAM has since been able to convince Scotland-born defender Keiran Ngwenya of Abeerden FC to play for the Flames.

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