ZIFA News & Updates

Warriors off to Durban for COSAFA mission

Champions of the region for the past two seasons, the Warriors left for Durban on 29 May to begin the hunt for a third successive title.

As one of the four seeded teams, Zimbabwe will play from the quarter-final stage against the winner of Group A which comprises of Comoros, eSwatini and Mauritius.

The tie is set for 1 June at 1730 hours.

Coach Sunday Chidzambga named a strong 30-member Warriors squad for the tourney, also taking the opportunity to finetune his combinations for the Africa Cup of Nations coming up in June.

Only four of players who featured regularly during the AFCON qualifiers will not participate in the COSAFA cup.

George Chigova, Danny Phiri and Kudakwashe Mahachi will not play in the three COSAFA matches but they will be training with the team in Durban.  Mahachi was excused due to his wedding set for 1 June. Marvelous Nakamba, the best man at the ceremony, will only join the Warriors after the wedding.

Thabani Kamusoko was recalled after last appearing for the Warriors in the 3-0 demolition of Liberia in 2017.

COSAFA Squad

Goalkeepers

Edmore Sibanda, Tanunurwa Talbert Shumba, Elvis Chipezeze

 Defenders

Dennis Dauda, Lawrence Mhlanga, Jimmy Denis Dzingai, Byron Madzokere, Alec Takunda Mudimu, Teenage Lingani Hadebe, Divine Xolile Lunga, Tapiwa Ronald Pfumbidzai, Tendayi David Darikwa

Midfielders

Marshall Nyasha Munetsi, Marvelous Nakamba, Butholezwe Mzomsuthu Ncube, Tafadzwa Raphael Kutinyu, Ovidy Obvious Karuru, Khama Billiat, Rodwell Chinyengetere, Tafadzwa Paul Rusike, Richard Cuthbert Hachiro, Talent Chawapihwa, Leeroy Mavunga, Knowledge Musona, Thabani Michael Kamusoko

Strikers

Evans Rusike, Walter Tatenda Musona,Philana Tinotenda Kadewere, Knox Mutizwa, Admiral Dalindlela Muskwe

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