Malawian star Kumwenda switches to Hull City

Henri Kumwenda, Hull City

Malawian-born striker, Henri Kumwenda has joined Hull City from English Premiership side Leeds United.

Kumwenda was earlier this year linked with a move to Liverpool FC from Leeds Academy where he has played since he was 11 before moving to their under-18 and 23.

Through his Twitter page, Kumwenda announced his journey to the Tigers.

“Happy to sign my first professional contract with @Hull City. Looking forward to this new chapter,” he said.

According to, the new club is yet to confirm the details of the deal which they think will come as a surprise.

Leeds United Academy also posted on their Twitter page wishing Kumwenda the best: “Congratulations to 18 year old @HenriKumwenda on signing a professional contract at Hull City! Henri left #lufc academy this summer but has been a key player for the U18s over the last 2 seasons scoring 16 goals and providing a number of assists.”

Henri Kumwenda
Kumwenda in action for Leeds United. Photos courtesy of his Twitter/Hull City

Kumwenda did not sign with Leeds following the end of his two-year scholarship deal.