Chidzambwa names Cosafa 2017 squad

Five foreign-based players have been called for the Cosafa Senior Men’s Challenge set for South Africa next week.

George Chigova, Eric Chipeta, Ovidy Karuru, Michelle Katsvairo and Knox Mutizwa join a local based contingent as Zimbabwe vie for a record fifth title having last tasted success 8 years ago.

Knox Mtizwa and Michelle complete the quintet of foreign-based players who are part of the team.

There is another chance to excel at national team level for Prince Dube, who trained with the Warriors but failed to make the final 18 against Liberia.

Zimbabwe is in group B alongside Mozambique, Madagascar and the Seychelles. The Warriors play Mozambique on the 26th, Madagascar on the 28th and Seychelles on the 30th of June.

Zimbabwe has to win the group in order to progress to the quarter finals.

Sunday Chidzambwa will serve as coach.

COSAFA CUP 2017 SQUAD

 Goalkeepers  

George Chigova (Polokwane City), Takabva Mawaya (Ngezi Platinum Stars), Talbert Mutombeni (Chapungu)

 Defenders   

Eric Chipeta (Ajax Capetown), Ocean Mushure (Dynamos), Honest Moyo (Highlanders), Bruce Homora (Black Rhinos), Jimmy Tigere (Harare City), Jameson Mukombwe (Black Rhinos), Nyasha Mpofu (Shabanie)

 Midfielders   

Liberty Chakoroma (Ngezi Platinum Stars),   Gerald Takwara (FC Platinum) Ovidy Karuru (Amazulu), Leeroy Mavunga (Yadah Stars), Talent Chawapiwa (FC Platinum), Michelle Katsvairo (Kaizer Chiefs), Innocent Mucheneka (Chicken Inn), Collins Duwa (Shabanie)

 Strikers          

Knox Mtizwa (Lamontville Golden Arrows), Prince Dube (Highlanders), Bukhosi Sibanda (Bantu Rovers), Blessing Majarira (Herrentals), Raphael Manuvire (ZPC Kariba)

 Technical Department         

Coach – Sunday Chidzambwa

Assistant – Lloyd Mtasa

Assistant – Bongani Mafu

Fitness trainer – Thompson Matenda

Physiotherapist – Admire Nyamadzawo

Kit Manager – Shingirai Binoni

Team doctor – Dr Hillary Tshuma

Team Manager – Wellington Mpandare