Kieran Ngwenya joined Scottish League Two side Kelty Hearts FC on loan for the 2021/22 season tonight.
The defender secured his long-term future with Club in July 2021 by signing a deal that will see him stay at Pittodria until 2024.
The 18-year-old from Edinburgh made his Aberdeen debut in a league win over Ross County in December 2020 and has since made another appearance for the first team.
In March 2021, Ngwenya was loaned out to Cove Rangers in Scottish League One, making seven appearances before making his international debut for Malawi in a friendly against Tanzania in June 2021. This season, Kieran has greatly impressed during SPFL Trust Trophy victories against Bora Rangers and Arbroath. .
The left-back is the latest development player to be loaned out and will join teammate Connor Barron at club Fife. Elsewhere, Mark Gallagher is at Forfar Athletic, Jack MacIver – Huntly, Jack Milne – Brechin City, Kevin Hanratty – Fomartine United, Luke Turner – Cliftonville, Michael Ruth – Falkirk and Tyler Mykyta – Fomartine United.
Having successfully secured loans in the past, this spell at Kelty Hearts will give Kieran precious playing time, as Neil Simpson, director of Dons Pathways explains:
“Kieran is a player with real potential and this loan period will only help him to continue his development.
“I’m sure he will reap the benefits of regular playing time, in a competitive league, while continuing to train with the first team here.”