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Wolves forward ineligible for Warriors

by Staff reporter
05 Jun 2024 at 02:15hrs | Views
Zifa is working tirelessly to assist striker Tawanda Chirewa in obtaining a Zimbabwean passport ahead of the 2026 Fifa World Cup Group C qualifiers against Lesotho and South Africa.

Chirewa, one of 23 players training in South Africa for the matches, faces uncertainty about participating, particularly in Friday's game, as Zifa has yet to secure his travel document.

Born in the UK to Zimbabwean parents and holding a British passport, Chirewa's eligibility hinges on obtaining the Zimbabwean passport.

Despite the challenge, Zifa remains hopeful of securing it within the next two days. Chirewa's impressive performance in training has endeared him to the technical team, who are eager to include him in the squad.

While other UK-born players have secured their passports, Chirewa remains optimistic about potentially making his debut for the Warriors.

He emphasized the importance of focusing on preparation for the upcoming matches rather than dwelling on the opposition's strengths.

Zimbabwe seeks their first win in Group C under interim coach Jairos Tapera, who oversees the team for these fixtures.

Warriors squad

Goalkeepers: Bernard Donovan (Chicken Inn), Martin Mapisa (Dynamos), Geofrey Chitsumba (Manica Diamonds).

Defenders: Gerald Takwara (Ohod, Saudi Arabia), Teenage Hadebe (Konyaspor, Turkey), Brendan Galloway (Plymouth Argyle, ENG), Munashe Garananga (Kv Mechelen, Belgium), Andrew Mbeba (Highlanders), Godknows Murwira (Caps United), Shane Maroodza (Huddersfield, ENG), Devine Lunga (Mamelodi Sundowns, SA).

Midfielders: Marshall Munetsi (Stade de Reims, (FR), Andy Rinemhota (Rotherham United (ENG), Jordan Zemura (Udenese, Italy), Walter Musona (Simba Bhora), Daniel Msendami (Jwaneng Galaxy, Botswana), Tivonge Rushesha (Reading, ENG), Joey Phuthi (Sheffield Wednesday, ENG), Tawanda Maswanhise (Leicester City, ENG).

Forwards: Tinotenda Kadewere (Fc Nantes, FR), Tawanda Chirewa (Wolverhampton, ENG), Douglas Mapfumo (Polokwane, SA), Tymon Machope (Simba Bhora).

Source - newsday