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Kuda signs first professional contract

14 December 2015

Kuda Muskwe signs a two-year deal...

Rotherham United Academy scholar Kuda Muskwe has signed a two-year professional contract with the club.

The striker has been in red hot form in front of goal this season and he has been rewarded with his first professional contract with the Millers.

Muskwe has worked his way through the Academy structure after initially signing for the club as an under 16.

This season he has plundered nine goals in almost as many games and has been instrumental in the Academy’s recent good run of form.

“Kuda is someone who has caught the eye, and we saw him recently in a behind closed doors game and he looked really bright,” boss Neil Redfearn told www.themillers.co.uk

“He is young player with bags of talent. He is very athletic, he has pace and he is a goalscorer. His record so far this season for the under 18s is excellent, and he is someone who we have identified that can develop.

“I have seen him play in games but the recent behind closed doors match was against really good opposition, and he didn’t look out of place. He is a player that we can look to develop, and it is also nice to have one of our own coming through.

“With the situation that we are in at the moment we have to go with our experience, but the bigger picture is that we want to start bringing through and developing our own players.”

Muskwe has appeared twice for the reserves in the Final Third Development League, scoring in the 3-2 home defeat to an experienced Hartlepool United.

His other highlights this season include two goals against Grimsby Town for the Academy in a 6-2 victory, and a second brace in the recent 4-0 victory at Bradford City.

Image: Kuda with Academy Manager Garreth Barker.


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