Zimbabwean Teen Katsukunya Excels at Aston Villa

Zimbabwean teenager Thierry Katsukunya has secured a regular spot in the Aston Villa U21 team, a feeder to the senior squad.

The 18-year-old defender is set to make his fourth consecutive appearance for the team today as Villa U21 takes on Swansea U21 in the EPL Cup.

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Starting in the match, as he did in his previous three appearances, Katsukunya is expected to play the full ninety minutes.

Playing as a centre-back, Katsukunya joined the Birmingham-based club in 2021 after transferring from Coventry City. He inked his inaugural professional contract the following year.

Born in the UK to a Zimbabwean father and a Welsh mother, Katsukunya has previously represented Wales at the U17 level but remains eligible to play for Zimbabwe due to his father’s heritage.

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