Ex-Watford, Leeds Academy Zim youngster Chikukwa joins new club

Former Watford and Leeds United Academy youngster Jimiel Chikukwa has joined a new club in England.

Chikukwa has signed with English National League side FC Halifax Town on a free transfer. He had spent the past year without a club following his release at Watford.

A statement by the English fifth-tier club reads: “FC Halifax Town are delighted to announce the signing of Jimiel Chikukwa following his release from Championship side Watford.

“The forward began his career in the Leeds United academy, joining at the age of 13. However, in the Summer of 2021, Chikukwa opted to sign for Watford’s academy following the expiry of his contract at Leeds.

“Whilst with the Hornets, the forward spent the second half of the 2021/22 season on loan at Maidstone United in the National League South, however made just one league appearance for the Stones as they won the National League South before returning to Watford at the end of the season.

“Chikukwa was then released by Watford at the end of his contract in June 2022.”

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