Zimbabwe Warrior joins Wigan Athletic

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Zimbabwe Warriors defender Tendayi Darikwa has joined Wigan Athletic on a short term contract until the end of the season.

Wigan Athletic took to twitter to welcome the 29-year-old fullback saying they were delighted to have him on their books.

Darikwa joins the Latics from English Championship side Nottingham Forest after the defender fell out of favour at the club.

Nottingham Forest confirmed Darikwa’s departure.

“Nottingham Forest can confirm that defender Tendayi Darikwa has joined League One side Wigan Athletic until the end of the season.

“The club would like to thank Tendayi for his efforts and wish him well for the future,” read the statement.

Since being ruled out of action due to injury last year, the Zimbabwe international has failed to make a mark at the club and hasn’t featured in any of the team’s matches thus far.

He expects the move to help him revive his career.

“I’ve not played too much football in the last 18 months after a bad injury. But I’m fit again and I can’t wait to get on the pitch and start playing competitive games again,” Darikwa said.

Despite being inactive at club level, Darikwa featured for Zimbabwe in the Afcon qualifiers.

“I’ve played a few international games as well for Zimbabwe and I came through very well. It’s important now to play some competitive games at first team level, help the lads and hopefully get some wins as quick as possible,” he said.

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