The Technical team, represented by Lloyd Mtasa, has named the following 34 players in the provisional squad for the COSAFA and AFCON tournaments.
The team will leave for South Africa for the COSAFA tournament set to run from 25 May to 8 June, and while there, part of the squad will fly to play a friendly match against Nigeria on 8 June. After the match against Nigeria, the Warriors will proceed to Egypt to get enough time to acclimitise to weather conditions in the host country.
The majority of the players will report for camp on 20 May while Nyasha Mushekwi will only join the team in June because the Chinese league is currently underway. Dennis Dauda, Tafadzwa Rusike &Jimmy Dzingai in the Zambian Super League will also join a few days later than the 20th.
Assistant Coach Lloyd Mtasa said that the goal is to surpass attempts by previous three campaigners in 2004, 2006 & 2017 when the Warriors were eliminated at the group stage.
COSAFA & AFCON Provisional Squad
George Chigova, Edmore Sibanda, Elvis Chipezeze, Talbert Shumba
Dennis Dauda, Lawrence Mhlanga, Jimmy Dzingai, Byron Madzokere, Alec Mudimu, Teenage Hadebe, Divine Lunga, Ronald Pfumbidzai, Tendai Darikwa
Danny Phiri, Marshall Munetsi, Marvelous Nakamba, Butholezwe Ncube, Tafadzwa Kutinyu, Ovidy Karuru, Khama Billiat, Kudakwashe Mahachi, Tafadzwa Rusike, Richard Hachiro, Talent Chawapihwa, Leeroy Mavunga, Knowledge Musona, Thabani Kamusoko, Rodwell Chinyengetere
Nyasha Mushekwi, Evans Rusike, Walter Musona, Tinotenda Kadewere, Knox Mutizwa, Admiral Muskwe