Ralph Kawondera added to CHAN squad
The Warriors technical team has incorporated FC Platinum’s new recruit, Ralph Kawondera into the provisional squad for the African Nations Championship (CHAN) finals.
Kawondera was part of the squad during the qualifiers and at the conclusion of the 2019 top flight season he was named among the best 11 players, having scored 11 goals for Triangle united.
Grey Kufandada of Talen Vision in Southern Region division one has also been called up to the team to widen selection options upfront.
Coach Logarušic felt it was critical to add more options to provide cover for possible injuries during the 10-day camp.
“We have decided to add more players in order to cushion ourselves in case any player is ruled out through injury.
“Injuries are common among players during this phase of the season [pre-season training] where players are exposed to heavy training,” Logarušic said.
The team commences preparations in Harare on 8 March and players will return to their clubs on 19 March ahead of the 2020 top flight season. The final squad is expected to leave for Cameroon on the 1st of April ahead of the opening fixture against Cameroon on 4 April.
Zimbabwe are in group A together with hosts Cameroon, Mali and Burkina Faso.
4 April – vs Cameroon: 4pm
8 April – vs Burkina Faso: 7pm
12 April – vs Mali: 7pm
Simbarashe Chinani (Dynamos) Ariel Sibanda (Highlanders) Nelson Chadya (Ngezi Platinum Stars) Talbert Shumba (Chapungu)
Xolani Ndlovu (Chicken Inn) Qadr Amini (Ngezi Platinum Stars) Frank Makarati (Ngezi Platinum Stars) Partson Jaure (Dynamos) Peter Muduwa (Highlanders) Liberty Chakoroma (Chicken Inn) Ian Nekati (Chicken Inn) Rapheal Muduviwa (FC Platinum)
William Manondo (Harare City) Malon Mushonga (Ngezi Platinum Stars) Moses Muchenje (Harare City) Devon Chafa (Ngezi Platinum Stars) Trevor Mavhunga (Triangle United) Kelvin Madzongwe (FC Platinum) Phenias Bamusi (Caps United) Juan Mutudza (Dynamos) King Nadolo (Dynamos) Wellington Taderera (Ngezi Platinum Stars) Ishmael Wadi (Caps United) Valentine Kadonzvo (Chicken Inn) Kelvin Chibunyu (Cranborne Bullets)
Prince Dube (Highlanders) Obriel Chirinda (Chicken Inn) Stanley Ngala (FC Platinum) Ralph Kawondera (FC Platinum)