Aberdeen loans out Malawian defender Ngwenya

Ngwenya loaned out

Up and coming Malawi right-back Kieran Ngwenya has moved from Scottish premiership side Aberdeen to a Scottish Division Two side Kelty Hearts on a season-long deal with the club.

Eighteen-year-old Ngwenya has been loaned out having put pen to paper on a new contract with the Dons as Aberdeen are fondly called, in July that ties him to the club until 2024.

Having made his debut for Aberdeen against Ross County in December last year, Ngwenya joined Scottish League One Cove Rangers on loan in March, making seven appearances, before making his Malawi debut in a June friendly against Tanzania.

Neil Simpson, Aberdeen's pathways manager, told his club's website: "Kieran is a player who has real potential and this loan spell will only aid his continued development.

"I’m sure he will reap the benefits of regular game time, in a competitive league, whilst also continuing to train with the first team here."

Announcing Ngwenya's arrival, Kelty Hearts said on its Twitter handle: "We're pleased to announce the loan signing of young talented defender Kieran Ngwenya on a season long loan from @AberdeenFC

The Mawali [Malawi] International joins the squad in preparation for this Saturdays upcoming game! #TheMaroonMachine #OnOurWay."

In the league, Kelty continued their impressive start to life in League Two, remaining unbeaten and top of the table.