July 25, 2021

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AFCON Qualifiers Squad Confirmed

By Tafadzwa Mpofu

23 players to represent Zimbabwe against Botswana & Zambia in this week AFCON matches, names finally out.

The games expected to run on the 25th & 29th day of March will see international players jetting in to join other team members already in camp.

The French Football Federation has agreed with the French government that Tinotenda Kadewere & Marshall Munetsi will be exempted from quarantine when they return to their clubs.

Marshall Munetsi

The two will use a private flight to return to France. The Association is engaging with its partners to ensure that the condition is met so that Zimbabwe can assemble the strongest possible team for the important matches

Warriors based in Zambia are already in camp, so is the SuperSport duo of Evans Rusike & Kuda Mahachi.

More players are expected to arrive today & tomorrow.

vs Botswana – 1800hours (Away)
vs Zambia – 2100hours (National Sports Stadium)

Evans Rusike

Goalkeepers
Tanunurwa Talbert Shumba (Nkana, Zambia)
Martin Mapisa (Zamora CF, Spain)
Ariel Thulani Sibanda (Highlanders, ZIM)

Defenders
Jimmy Denis Dzingai (Nkana, Zambia)
Teenage Lingani Hadebe (Yeni Malatyaspor, Turkey)
Alec Takunda Mudimu (Ankaraspor, Turkey)
Tendai Pattison Jirira (Detroit, USA)
Victor Kamhuka (Royal Malaysia Police, Malaysia)
Romario Matova (NK Solin, Croatia)
Gilroy Takudzwa Chimwemwe (Nkana, Zambia)

Midfielders
Thabani Michael Kamusoko (Zesco United, Zambia)
Butholezwe Mzomsuthu Ncube (Amazulu, SA)
Marshall Nyasha Munetsi (Stade de Reims, France)
Ovidy Obvious Karuru (Black Leopards, SA)
Perfect Tatenda Chikwende (Simba SC, Tanzania)
Last Jesi (Al-Hilal, Sudan)
Tafadzwa Paul Rusike (Zesco United, Zambia)
Kudakwashe Mahachi (SuperSport United, SA)
Tanaka Chinyahara (Red Arrows, Zambia)
Knowledge Musona (KAS Eupen, Belgium)

Strikers
Terrence Dzvukamanja (Orlando Pirates, SA)
Evans Rusike (SuperSport United, SA)
Philana Tinotenda Kadewere (Lyon, France)