Shingi Matibiri, Sports Reporter
Warriors coach Norman Mapeza is expected to make some changes for today’s clash against Ghana in a World Cup qualifier at the National Sports stadium as he hopes to get Zimbabwe’s first win of the campaign.
Teenage Hadebe and Brendan Galloway are set to start in defence with forward Khama Billiat returning to the fold after missing out on the fixture in Ghana through suspension.
“We can’t have someone flying all the way from England to come and sit on the bench and not take part in the two games. So we are going to give all the players a run,” Mapeza said.
“Playing countries such as Ghana is always difficult, but there is still hope; we can’t give up now. What we now have to do is to make sure in the remaining matches we try to build a team which will take part in January in the Africa Cup of Nations finals tournament.”
FC Platinum’s Rahman Kutsanzira is set to start on the right back in the absence of Tendayi Darikwa who was excused to return to England to attend to an emergency family matter.
Kelvin Madzongwe who impressed in Ghana is set to keep his place in the starting line up with Knox Mutizwa remaining the main man upfront.
Thabani Kamusoko and Onisimor Bhasera are set to be relegated to the bench.
After Ghana clash, the Warriors next assignment will be up against South Africa away on November 11 before concluding the group matches three days later against Ethiopia at home.