Two Kaizer Chiefs players and two of their countrymen at Orlando Pirates are among the 12 South African-based players that have been named in Zimbabwe’s latest squad.
The Warriors will be preparing to face Congo-Brazzaville in next month’ s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on September 9.
Former Free State Stars and Black Leopards coach Sunday Chidzambwa, who is currently coaching Zimbabwe, has included Chiefs’ Khama Billiat and Teenage Hadebe, as well as Marshall Munetsi and Kudakwashe Mahachi in his squad.
However, Hadebe is yet to make an appearance for Amakhosi in the new campaign due to the ankle injury he has been struggling with.
In total, 12 Mzansi-based Zimbabwean players (10 from the PSL and two from NFD) have been named in Chidzambwa’s squad. Furthermore, former Chiefs and Downs stars, Knowledge Musona and Nyasha Mushekwi, have been named in the strong squad.
The Warriors’ 28-man provisional squad as confirmed from ZIFA(Zimbabwe Football Association):
Goalkeepers: George Chigova (Polokwane City), Donovan Benard (Ngezi), Edmore Sibanda (Witbank Spurs), Talbert Shumba (Chapungu)
Defenders: Divine Lunga (Golden Arrows), Tendayi Darikwa (Nottingham Forest), Alec Mudimu (Cefn Druids AFC), Costa Nhamoinesu (Sparta Prague), Teenage Hadebe (Kaizer Chiefs), Kevin Moyo (FC Platinum), Eric Chipeta (Cape Umoya United), Adam Chicksen (Bradford City), Byron Madzokerere (Yadah)
Midfielders: Marshall Munetsi (Orlando Pirates), Tafadzwa Kutinyu (Azam), Ovidy Karuru (AmaZulu), Marvelous Nakamba (Club Brudge), Richard Hachiro (Herentals), Talent Chawapiwa (Baroka), Kudakwashe Mahachi (Orlando Pirates), Leeroy Mavunga (Yadah)
Strikers: Khama Billiat (Kaizer Chiefs), Knowledge Musona (Anderlecht), Evans Rusike (SuperSport United), Kelly Lunga (SC Bonner), Terrence Dzvukamanja (Bidvest Wits), Nyasha Mushekwi (Dalian Yifang), Tinotenda Chibharo (FK Sloboda Uzice)