WALES: Zimbabwe-born Warriors defender Tivonge Rushesha has signed his first professional contract with Swansea.

The 17-year-old is a product of the club’s academy and is a regular in the side’s U23 team. He made his senior his senior debut against Cambridge United in the Carabao Cup in August 2019.

The new deal will expire in 2022, according to a statement posted on Swansea’s official website.

“Tivonge Rushesha has signed his first professional contract with Swansea City, which will keep him at the club until the summer of 2022,” reads the statement.

“The young defender, whose existing deal was due to expire at the end of the season, has put pen to paper on his first pro deal with the Swans.

“Zimbabwe-born Rushesha has made great strides with Swansea since joining the academy at under-12 level.”

Tivonge who holds a Zimbabwe passport missed warriors senior team call ups late last year because of injury.

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