Liverpool eyeing Malawian Henri Kumwenda

Henri Kumwenda

English Premier League leaders Liverpool are reported keeping an eye on Malawian-born forward 18-year-old Henri Kumwenda for a possible signing from his current Leeds United Youth striker.

According to, the 18-year-old has seen teams like Livepool keeping tabs on him following his outstanding performance recently.

He inspired his team to the fifth round of the FA Youth Cup through his last spot in a 5-4 win as they were at two-all draw in regulation time.

Kumwenda was also outstanding during his team’s victory against Hull City.

The current EPL leaders intend to utilise the chance amid doubts over his future at his current team.

Football Insider’s Wayne Veysey described the Malawian star as “a versatile forward in the modern mould who can play down the middle, leading the attack, or cutting in from out wide”.

According to another writer, Aiden Cusick, Kumwenda moved to England as a child and signed a two-year scholarship forms for Leeds at in April 2018.

He scored six in 2019 including a hat-trick against Liverpool.

“It is not only on the football pitch that Kumwenda has shown great promise, but in the classroom too. He achieved four grade Nine and two grade Eight GCSE’s last year, as well as three A’s and one A,” Cusick said.

Last year, a seven-year-old Malawian star, Twesa Mwambila sealed a deal with Liverpool Football Academy.

Mwambila captured the attention of Liverpool to sign the deal after six month trial, when his side Vauxhall beat the Reds through his hat-trick.

A number of Malawian players including Peter Mponda, Dan Chitsulo and Esau Kanyenda plied their football trade in Europe, but did not reach the English Premier League teams.

Football Association of Malawi president, Walter Nyamilandu had a chance to go for trials at Chelsea FC but did not make it.