Kieran Ngwenya joins Kelty Hearts on Loan
Kieran Ngwenya has tonight joined Scottish League Two side Kelty Hearts FC on loan for the 2021/22 season.
The defender secured his long-term future with the Club in July 2021 signing a deal that will see him remain at Pittodrie 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 one more appearance for the first team.
In March 2021, Ngwenya moved on loan 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 impressed greatly in SPFL Trust Trophy wins over Bora Rangers and Arbroath.
The left back is the latest Development player to go out on loan and will join fellow teammate Connor Barron at the Fife club. 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 had previous successful loans, this spell at Kelty Hearts will offer Kieran some valuable game time as Dons Pathways Manager, Neil Simpson, explains:
“Kieran is a player who has real potential and this loan spell will only aid his continued development.
“I’m sure he will reap the benefits of regular game time, in a competitive league, whilst also continuing to train with the first team here.”