Wilson Chipangura, Guest Reporter
HARARE – Warriors coach Norman Mapeza has named his provisional squad to face Ghana in back to back World Cup qualifiers next month.
ZIFA revealed that England-based Warriors are available for the 9 October match in Ghana because the venue is not on England’s COVID-19 red-list.
“England-based Warriors are available for the 9 October match in Ghana because the venue is not on Britain’s COVID-19 red-list. Negotiations to get the players for the Harare tie on 12.10 are still ongoing,” said ZIFA.
Mapeza opted to call-up his trusted lieutenants rather than experiment with unheralded players for the decisive matches against the Black Stars which will decide the fate of the two nations in Group G of Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
Mamelodi Sundowns new boy Divine Lunga was dropped last minute after he picked an injury in a debut match for the new club against Golden Arrows on Tuesday.
The defender scored a goal in the 3-0 win over his former club.
Prince Dube was also omitted from the squad as he is battling for recover in Tanzania while inform Ipswich Town forward Macauley Bonne reportedly declined the call-up according to insiders.
Zimbabwe Provisional Squad:
Martin Mapisa (Zamora CF), Talbert Shumba (Free State Stars), Washington Arubi (Marumo Gallants)
Alec Mudimu (Torpedo Kutaisi), Brendan Galloway (Pymouth Aygle), Bruce Kangwa (Azam FC), Jordan Zemura (AFC Bournemouth), Onismor Bhasera (SuperSport United), Rahman Kutsanzira (FC Platinum), Teenage Hadebe (Houston Dynamo), Tendayi Darikwa (Wigan)
Blessing Sarupinda (Sekhukhune), Farai Madhanaga (Marumo Gallants), Kelvin Madzongwe (FC Platinum), Khama Billiat (Kaizer Chiefs), Kuda Mahachi (SuperSport),Marshall Munetsi (Stade de Reims), Never Tigere (Azam), Marvellous Nakamba (Aston Villa), Perfect Chikwende (Simba FC), Thabani Kamusoko (Zesco)
Knowledge Musona (Al Tai), Knox Mutizwa (Golden Arrows), Terrence Dzvukamanja (Orlando Pirates)