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Chidzambga names Warriors sqaud

by Staff reporter
13 Mar 2018 at 15:20hrs | Views
Warriors coach, Sunday Chidzambga has named 20 players to represent Zimbabwe at a four-nations invitational tournament in Zambia from 22 to 25 March.

Other participating teams are Angola, South Africa and the hosts, Zambia.

Only four locally-based players were selected while United Kingdom-based Cliff Moyo, Adam Chicksen and Aleck Mudimu (Wales) have been called up for the first time.

The squad is a blend of mainstays and fairly new faces seeking to begin their international careers.

Costa Nhamoinesu and Marvelous Nakamba are the most capped players in the team which is missing captain Knowledge Musona, Kuda Mahachi and Khama Billiat, who are all injured.

Zimbabwe will play the host nation on the 22nd of March, and, on the same day, South Africa will play against Angola.

Losing teams from the first games will play in the third place play off on 25 March.

Camp begins on the 19th of March.

Below is the full squad:

Goalkeepers
Takabva Mawaya (ZPC Kariba)
Edmore Sibanda (Witbank Spurs)
George Chigova (Polokwane City)

Defenders
Costa Nhamoinesu (AC Sparta Prague)
Praise Tonha (Caps United)
Jimmy Dzingai (Yadah Stars)
Teenage Hadebe (Kaizer Chiefs)
Devine Lunga (Chicken Inn)
Adam Chicksen (Bradford City)
Cliff Moyo (Halifax)

Midfielders
Marvelous Nakamba (Club Brugge)
Talent Chawapiwa (Baroka)
Aleck Mudimu (CEFN Druids)
Butholezwe Ncube (Amazulu)
Marshall Munetsi (Orlando Pirates)
Tinotenda Kadewere (Djurgardens IF)
Strikers
Evans Rusike (SuperSport United)
Ovidy Karuru (Amazulu)
Silas Songani (Sonderjyske)
Abbas Amidu (Entag El Harby)
Technical team
Sunday Chidzambwa (Head Coach)
Rahman Gumbo (Assistant Coach)
Lloyd Mtasa (Assistant Coach)
Brenna Msiska (Goalkeepers' Coach)
Wellington Mpandare (Team Manager)
Thompson Matenda (Fitness Trainer)
Dr Soman Mudariki (Doctor)
Admire Nyamadzawo (Physiotherapist)
Tongai Mufandaedza (Kit Manager)


Meanwhile, Bafana Bafana head coach Stuart Baxter has also announced a 25-man squad to participate in the 4-Nations Tournament to be held in Zambia from March 22-25.

The other three teams featuring in the double-header event are hosts Zambia, Angola and Zimbabwe.

Baxter has made 14 changes to the squad that last featured against Senegal in November 2017 in a 2018 Soccer World Cup qualifier.

Zambia are the highest ranked country among all four nations - sitting in 15th position in Africa and 76th in the world. Hot on their heels are South Africa, who are 16th and 77th, respectively.

Zimbabwe and Angola are ranked 25th (105) and 41st (141).

The first match will see the home side playing against Zimbabwe on Thursday, March 22 at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.

Kick-off is at 13:00.

South Africa will then take to the field to face Angola at 15:00 at the same venue.

The losers in the two matches will fight for bronze on Sunday, March 25 at the same venue at 13:00.

The final will be contested by the winners of the match day 1 – who will face off immediately after a 3rd/4th place playoff.

Kick-off is at 15:00.

Bafana Bafana will assemble for a camp on Sunday, March 18 and will depart for Zambia two days later (March 20).

Baxter's men are expected back in the country on Tuesday, March 27.

Bafana Bafana squad to play in 4-Nations tournament in Zambia:

Goalkeepers: Itumeleng Khune (Kaizer Chiefs), Darren Keet (Bidvest Wits), Brandon Petersen (Ajax Cape Town)

Defenders: Reeve Frosler (Bidvest Wits), Ramahlwe Mphahlele, Daniel Cardoso (Kaizer Chiefs), Thulani Hlatshwayo, Buhle Mkhwanazi, Sifiso Hlanti (Bidvest Wits), Motjeka Madisha (Mamelodi Sundowns), Innocent Maela (Orlando Pirates)

Midfielders: Dean Furman, Teboho Mokoena, Aubrey Modiba (Supersport United), Themba Zwane, Sibusiso Vilakazi (Mamelodi Sundowns), Siphesihle Ndlovu (Maritzburg United), Kamohelo Mokotjo (Brentford FC), Bongani Zungu (Amiens), Thembinkosi Lorch (Orlando Pirates), Keagan Dolly (Montpellier), Phakamani Mahlambi (Al Ahly)

Strikers: Percy Tau (Mamelodi Sundowns), Lebo Mothiba (Lille), Ryan Moon (Kaizer Chiefs)


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