WINDHOEK – According to one of Britain’s leading online sports publications HITC Sport, English Championship club Blackburn Rovers are ready to offer Namibian-born defender Ryan Nyambe a new and much-improved contract.
HITC Sport, citing its sources at Rovers, reported that the club’s boss Tony Mowbray is keen to keep hold of British-based Nyambe as he sees him playing a vital role in his future plans, as the club is in talks over a new contract to secure the young defender’s long-term future.
The 20-year old Namibian has just one year left on his contract with Rovers, and Mowbray is not taking any chances as he is swiftly closing in on Nyambe with an improved new long-term deal that will secure the defender’s future at Ewood Park.
A new contract will fend off any interest from other clubs, as Nyambe has impressed for Rovers since breaking into the first-team picture of the Lancashire side.
In the 2016/17 season, he played 25 league games and was a rare bright spark as Blackburn suffered relegation to League One. Then last term, Nyambe played 35 games and was a key member of their promotion-winning campaign.
The versatile defender is comfortable playing at either left-back or right-back and can also fill in as a central defender or as a holding midfielder.
With nearly 70 senior appearances to his name already, the Namibian defender is tipped for a bright future and as Blackburn appear ready to hand him a new deal.
At such a young age, Nyambe plays with experience and maturity beyond his years and he is just getting better with more game time.
He is now an established first-team regular with plenty of experience despite being so young, so a new contract comes at an opportune time.
The Namibian made his Rovers academy debut in the 2014/15 season. He progressed through the academy system and into the development squad.
He was included on the bench in two first team games during the 2014/15 season and was awarded a three-year professional contract in July 2015, and in August that same year he made his debut for the first team in the Football League Cup against Shrewsbury Town.
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