Zimbabwe-born 18-year-old defender Cecil Nyoni has joined Boston United Football Club on loan for an unspecified period.
Boston United is a non-league side in Boston, Lincolnshire, England, but are in contention for a place in League One as they are currently in fifth place on the 21-team log standings.
Nyoni, who comes from Gwanda, was on the books of League One side Sheffield Wednesday where he was one of the club’s brightest prospects after establishing himself as a reliable defender.
The young defender was immediately given his club debut on Saturday and he did not disssapoint as he played the entire 90 minutes in Boston United’s 1-0 win over Gloucester City.
Before the Boston move Nyoni made it clear that he wanted to play for Zimbabwe on the Sheffield Wednesday’s club website.
“If selected by the coaches, I am prepared to play for my country although I am concentrating on my career at Sheffield Wednesday for now,” Nyoni told the club’s website during his stay at Sheffield in December.
Nyoni was born in Bulawayo on September 1, 1992, but grew up in Gwanda with his family before moving to the UK where he says he started to take his football seriously.
According to the Sheffield United football club website, Nyoni impressed the scouts while playing for one of the UK local side Middlewood Rovers.. He is said to be good in both midfield and defence.
His new manager Paul Hurst said he was glad to have Nyoni at Boston: “We are grateful to Sheffield for allowing Nyoni to join us.
“He trained with the rest of the team on Thursday night.”
The club is known as “the Pilgrims” in reference to the Pilgrim Fathers, who fled from Boston to the USA and founded Boston, Massachusetts.
Boston are currently sponsored by Italian-based sports company Errea.