ZIFA announces revised Warriors Squad

by | Aug 31, 2021 | Sport | 0 comments


Alex Ndlovu

The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) has announced the adjusted the men`s national team squad for the forthcoming World Cup qualifier matches against South Africa and Ethiopia/

Coach Zdravko Logarusic had to make some changes after Zifa failed to secure the services of some foreign based stars due to Covid-19 restrictions in their countries

The clubless duo of Warriors Vice Captain Ovidy Karuru and Jimmy Dzingai were dropped from the current squad, as they are still club hunting.

Last week, PSL clubs announced that they will not release players whose mother countries are on Covid-19 red list.

Marvellous Nakamba Tendai Darikwa, David Moyo and Admiral Muskwe are some of the affected players.

Defenders Godknows Murwira of Dynamos, FC Platinum’s William Stima and Kelvin Moyo who is unattached at the moment have been drafted into the squad.

In midfield, the coaches have called up the South African-based duo of Farai Madhanhanga and Ishmael Wadi alongside talented winger Silas Songani from defending Premier league champions, FC Platinum.

Former Bosso striker Knox Mutizwa of Golden Arrows in the DStv Premiership has also been called up.

A curious omission is that of Prince Dube, who was said to be injured but scored a goal in his club`s pre-season match last week.

Below is the full list of Warriors players currently in camp:

Washington Arubi (Marumo Gallants), Talbert Shumba (Free State Stars), Martin Mapisa (Zamora CF)

Onismor Bhasera (SuperSport United), Divine Lunga (Mamelodi Sundowns), Takudzwa Chimwemwe (Nkana), Alec Mudimu (Torpedo Kutaisi), Godknows Murwira (Dynamos), Kelvin Moyo (Nkana), William Stima (FC Platinum)

Blessing Sarupinda (Sekhukhune United), Jonah Fabisch (Hamburger SV), Marshall Munetsi (Stade de Reims), Tafadzwa Rusike, Thabani Kamusoko (Zesco United), Kudakwashe Mahachi (SuperSport United), Khama Billiat (Kaizer Chiefs), Perfect Chikwende (Simba SC), Butholezwe Ncube (Amazulu), Ishmael Wadi (JDR Stars), Farai Madhananga (Marumo Gallants), Silas Songani FC Platinum), Knowledge Musona (Al-Tai)

Terrence Dzvukamanja (Orlando Pirates), Tinotenda Kadewere (Olympique Lyon), Knox Mutizwa (Lamonteville Golden Arrows).