(Last Updated on February 25, 2021 by GERALD NCUBE)
HARARE – Warriors coach Zdravko Logarusic today announced a 38-Man provisional squad for the two upcoming Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers against Botswana and Zambia.
The warriors are set to play Botswana on 22 March before hosting Zambia on 30 March for another qualifier.
According to Zimbabwe Football Association(ZIFA) spokesperson Xolisani Gwesela, the coach named more players than usual due to uncertainty over some players because of injuries and the Covid-19 pandemic.
“The coach said the unusually huge list is influenced by uncertainty over the availability of some players due to injury and COVID-19 regulations in different parts of the globe,” Gwesela said.
Logarusic said there was doubt over the availability of more than 10 players.
Goalkeepers: Talbert Shumba (Nkana, Zambia) Tatenda Mkuruva (Michigan Stars, USA) Ariel Sibanda (Highlanders) Martin Mapisa (Zamora CF, Spain)
Defenders: Jordan Zemura (AFC Bournemouth, England) Jimmy Dzingai (Nkana, Zambia) Alec Mudimu (Ankaraspor, Turkey) Teenage Hadebe (Yeni Malatyaspor, Turkey) Divine Lunga (Lamontville Golden Arrows, SA) Tendai Jirira (Detroit City, USA) Tendayi Darikwa (Wigan Athletic, England) Brendan Galloway (Luton Town, England) Victor Kamhuka (Royal Malaysia Police, Malaysia) Romario Matova (NK Solin, Croatia) Peter Muduwa (Simba SC, Tanzania) Carlos Mavhurume (Caps United) Shadreck Nyahwa (Bulawayo Chiefs)
Midfielders: Marshall Munetsi (Stade de Reims, France) Marvelous Nakamba (Aston Villa, England) Butholezwe Ncube (Amazulu, SA) Ovidy Karuru (Black Leopards, SA) Khama Billiat (Kaizer Chiefs, SA) Tafadzwa Rusike (Zesco United, Zambia) Brian Banda (FC Platinum) King Nadolo (Dynamos) Kudakwashe Mahachi (SuperSport United, SA) Thabani Kamusoko (Zesco United, Zambia), Knowledge Musona (KAS Eupen, Belgium) Tatenda Tavengwa (Harare City) Tanaka Chinyahara (Red Arrows, Zambia).