Tendayi Darikwa signs new deal at Wigan

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Wigan Athletic defender Tendayi Darikwa has signed a new two-year deal.

Darikwa joined the club on a short-term deal from Nottingham Forest in January this year and went on to make 26 appearances as they avoided relegation to League Two.

The 29-year-old, whose contract was set to expire in June is one of the nine players at the club who have been offered new deals.

Wigan announced that they were delighted to confirm that the Zimbabwean defender has signed a new deal until the summer of 2023. Speaking to the club’s official website, Darikwa also expressed his delight about extending his time at the League One outfit.

“I’m delighted to be back here. We’ve been speaking for a few weeks now, and I can’t wait to get going again.

“I’m really grateful to the manager for bringing me in, and giving me the opportunity to play football matches.

“Leam was probably the main reason for me to re-sign. As soon as he signed his deal last season, he outlined his plans for this year and it was something I wanted to be a part of. I want to take this Football Club back to where it was, in the Championship.”

Darikwa will continue to provide a wealth of experience in the dressing room to his fellow teammates, having played in over 200 league matches, with a good percentage of those coming in the Championship.

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By FARPost reporter