By Sports Reporter
ZIMBABWEAN teen starlet Isaac Mabaya has signed his first professional contract at English Premier League side Liverpool.
Mabaya, who was born in Preston, England to Zimbabwean parents, currently plays as a fullback for the Liverpool Under-18s. He has risen through the ranks at the club since joining the Liverpool Academy at the age of six.
A statement on the club’s website read: “Isaac Mabaya has signed his first professional contract with Liverpool FC.
“The 17-year-old from Preston has been attending the Academy since the age of six.,Mabaya broke into the U18s team last season as a 16-year-old and was initially deployed as a wide midfielder.”
“A switch mid-season saw him move to full-back, where his ability to sweep forward as an attacking option has been impressive, and he has played at right-back for Marc Bridge-Wilkinson’s U18s this term. Mabaya has also enjoyed England recognition at U15 and U16 levels,” the statement reads.