CELTIC youngster Kundai Benyu will earn his first cap for Zimbabwe in a friendly against Lesotho this afternoon.

The midfielder, who was also eligible to play for England, was named in the African nation's starting line up on Tuesday. 

Benyu joined the Bhoys from Ipswich Town in the summer and has made four appearances in all competitions under Brendan Rodgers so far.

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The 19-year-old was called into Wilson Mutekede's squad last week for friendlies against Lesotho and Namibia and the Zimbabwe FA confirmed on Tuesday that the Celt will start against the Crocodiles in Maseru.

Benyu's side will then travel to Windhoek to face Nambia in three days' time.