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
George Chigova (Polokwane City), Takabva Mawaya (Ngezi Platinum Stars), Talbert Mutombeni (Chapungu)
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)
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)
Knox Mtizwa (Lamontville Golden Arrows), Prince Dube (Highlanders), Bukhosi Sibanda (Bantu Rovers), Blessing Majarira (Herrentals), Raphael Manuvire (ZPC Kariba)
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