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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.

Tawanda Chirewa signs his first professional contract at Ipswich TownPicture: ITFC (42959150)
Tawanda Chirewa signs his first professional contract at Ipswich TownPicture: ITFC (42959150)

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.

Tawanda Chirewa came on at Colchester United in November 2019 to become Ipswich Town's second youngest debutant everPicture: ITFC (42959148)
Tawanda Chirewa came on at Colchester United in November 2019 to become Ipswich Town's second youngest debutant everPicture: ITFC (42959148)


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 .