ZIMBABWE youth international Tapiwa Mandinyenya has joined South African GladAfrica Championship side, JDR Stars.
Mandinyenya, a product of Aces Youth Academy, has signed a three-year deal with the lower division team.
The 18-year-old was part of the Young Warriors squad at the 2018 COSAFA Under-17 Championships.
Stars CEO Matome Kganakga, confimed the development in an interview with South Africa publication KickOff.
“He’s already here, he has signed with the club for three seasons,” Kganakga told KickOff.
“I wouldn’t say [when he is going to make his first appearance] because I haven’t had that discussion with the technical team. But the coaches have been preparing well with him, we will see him any time.
“He is playing as a striker, but can also play as a right-winger. But his strongest part is as a striker.”
The Zimbabwean was scouted by the Hammer Boys while playing in the Zimbabwe under-17 national team.
JDR Stars are currently third on the first division table after 14 matches and only one point behind league leaders Richards Bay.