Five facts on Leeds new Zimbabwean youth international Munyaradzi Mbanje

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Leeds United youngster Munyaradzi Mbanje has been called into the Zimbabwe under-23 squad.

Leeds United have a new Zimbabwean youth international, after Munyaradzi Mbanje was called into the country's under-23 squad for the very first time.

 

So who exactly is Mbanje? Here are five facts about the talented youngster...

1) Munyaradzi Mbanje joined Leeds in July 2013, in the same group of scholars which included first-team breakthrough star Lewis Cook.

2) He has been compared in his homeland to legendary Zimbabwean footballer Joel Shambo, who captained the national team.

3) At 18-years-old, he has featured for Leeds United's under-18 side and under-21s, and scored the winner in a pre-season friendly against Corby Town.

4) His talent was spotted by former Zimbabwean club Caps United player Phillip Zulu, who is an FA accredited coach who now works in Leeds.

5) A forward who can also play in attacking midfield, Mbanje netted a hat-trick for the Leeds under-18 side against York City in July.

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