Tendayi Darikwa Named Wigan Athletic Captain

Warriors right-back Tendayi Darikwa has been named Wigan Athletic captain, the English League One club confirmed on Friday.

Meanwhile, Max Power has been confirmed as Club’s vice-captain after his return from Sunderland, while Jamie Jones remains as Latics’ Club captain. The club said:

We can confirm that Tendayi Darikwa is the Wigan Athletic captain for the 2021/22 season, with Max Power and Jamie Jones forming the Club’s leadership team as vice-captain and Club Captain.

Darikwa arrived at the Club in January, and instantly became a mainstay in the Latics starting side with his impressive displays down the right, helping to secure safety in Sky Bet League One.

With over 200 appearances in English football, and having worked with manager Leam Richardson before, at Chesterfield, the new Latics skipper will look to lead the Club into a successful new era.

Darikwa (29) joined the English League One side in January following his switch from Nottingham Forest on an initial six-month contract. He signed a new deal last month to keep him at the club for the next two seasons.

Reacting to the news on his Instagram account, Darikwa, said:

(I’m) honoured to be named captain of such a great club. Myself, the players and all the staff will do everything we can to achieve our goals this season. Can’t wait to have you all back with us.

Wigan will begin their League One campaign on Saturday against Sunderland. The kick-off is at 4 pm CAT.

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