Celtic outcast Kundai Benyu set to make international debut

Forgotten Celtic midfielder Kundai Benyu has been called up for Zimbabwe’s squad and their manager insists it’s a huge coup for the African nation.

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The former Ipswich Town youngster hasn’t made a single appearance for the Hoops this season and still has almost two-and-a-half years left of his contract to go.

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He was loaned out to Oldham Athletic last season and that was the last time he featured anywhere.

Celtic midfielder Kundai Benyu. Picture: SNS

But that hasn’t stopped Zimbabwe from naming him in their squad for the African Cup of Nations qualifiers against Mozambique.

Manager Tonderayi Ndiraya said: “Having Kundai Benyu available for us is a huge boost for the squad.

“We need our top players, who are based in Europe, to help us and I am delighted Kundai has made himself available for selection.”

Benyu has made just one league start for Celtic - in a 2-0 win at Kilmarnock in August, 2017.