Tawanda Chirewa pens first professional contract at Ipswich Town
Tawanda Chirewa has signed his first professional contract at Ipswich Town, writes Jacob Henderson.
The 17-year-old midfielder put pen to paper on a deal that will see him stay at Portman Road until summer 2022, with the club having the option to extend the contract a further 12 months.
Chirewa has made one appearance for the Blues, coming on as a substitute against Colchester United in the EFL Trophy back in November 2019.
His debut at JobServe Community Stadium saw him become Town's second youngest debutant ever, behind Connor Wickham, at just 16 years and 31 days old.
* Meanwhile, the club will be providing a free stream for today's FA Youth Cup first round clash with Southend United at Portman Road (2pm).
The stream will be broadcast via the club's Facebook channel , which will go live at approximately 1.50pm.
Adem Atay's young Blues will face either Chelmsford City or St Albans City should they defeat Southend.
As well as providing a stream for the match, the club will also be live tweeting throughout the game.
* The first team are at Sunderland tonight in a Sky Bet League One fixture, looking to build on back-to-back home win.
To see how to watch the match, kicking off at 7pm, click here .