HARARE – Newly appointed head coach of the Zimbabwe senior men’s football team, Baltemar Brito, has named his first-ever squad for an invitational match against Botswana scheduled for the end of this month.
Brito’s coaching team includes Bongani Mafume and Genesis Mangombe, who will serve as his assistants. The trio is expected to lead the Warriors until June 2024.
The squad selected by Brito comprises standout players from various Zimbabwean clubs competing in the current domestic premier league football race.
Among the notable clubs represented in the squad are Ngezi Platinum, Highlanders, Manica Diamonds, and Dynamos.
The announcement of the squad marks the beginning of a new era for Zimbabwean football as Baltemar Brito takes the reins of the national team.
The upcoming invitational match against Botswana set to be played on 30 September as part of Botswana’s Independence Day celebrations offers Brito and his coaching staff an opportunity to assess the local talent and form the core of the national team.
It will be a crucial test for the selected players, who will be eager to prove themselves on the international stage.
Zimbabwean football fans eagerly await the performance of this new-look Warriors squad under the guidance of Baltemar Brito.
The match against Botswana will serve as a platform for the team to showcase its potential and set the tone for future campaigns in various football tournaments.
- The squad was named as:
Goalkeepers: Donovan Bernard (Chicken Inn), Nelson Chadya (Ngezi Platinum Stars)
Defenders: Andrew Mbeba, Peter Muduhwa (both Highlanders), Godknows Murwira (Caps United), Frank Makarati (Dynamos), Farai Banda (Manica Diamonds), Qadr Amini (Ngezi Platinum Stars), Xolani Ndlovu (Chicken Inn)
Midfielders: Brighton Manhire (Highlanders), Sherpard Mhlanga (Chicken Inn), Brian Banda (FC Platinum), Tanaka Shandirwa (Dynamos), Mthokozisi Msebe (Bulawayo Chiefs), Donald Mudadi (Dynamos), Davison Marowa (Herentals), Walter Musona (FC Platinum), Tinotenda Benza (Herentals)
Forwards: William Manondo (Caps United), Fortune Binzi (Manica Diamonds), Obriel Chirinda (Bulawayo Chiefs)