Tawanda Jethro Maswanhise, the talented Zimbabwean footballer known for his role as a midfielder or winger at Leicester City, has an intriguing background that adds depth to his inspiring journey.
United Kingdom at the tender age of two. His father, Jeffrey Maswanhise, a renowned Zimbabwean
sprinter, undoubtedly influenced his early connection with athleticism.
Born on November 20, 2002, Tawanda Maswanhise entered the world with a promising future ahead.
The 2019/20 season marked a pivotal moment for Maswanhise as he made his breakthrough with seven
appearances in the Under-18s. His journey continued with a noteworthy Development Squad debut against
West Ham United in March 2021.
Throughout the 2020/21 season, Maswanhise’s dedication and skill were evident as he accumulated 20 league
appearances contributed six assists and secured a goal for his team.
The 2021/22 season witnessed Maswanhise’s positive progress. His impressive pre-season training with the
first team set the stage for a remarkable season with the Development Squad, featuring in all 29
competitive fixtures. Notably, he showcased his versatility by scoring 10 goals in PL2 while playing on
the left or in the centre.
Continuing his stellar performance, Maswanhise made a strong start in the 2022/23 season, scoring in all
of Leicester City’s opening six fixtures across two competitions. His outstanding contributions earned
him the prestigious Leicester development side Player of the Year award for the 22/23 season.
Despite being eligible to play for England, Maswanhise made a heartfelt decision to represent the
Zimbabwe national team, expressing his profound connection to his birthplace. In his own words, Maswanhise
stated, “I was born in Zimbabwe, I love Zimbabwe. My family is from Zimbabwe, and given an opportunity, I
would love to play for Zimbabwe.