Europe leads Zim World Cup dream

Sport Zimbabwe

ZIMBABWE Warriors coach Joey Antipas has included high profile players in his squad as he pushes for a dream place at the World Cup finals.

The Warriors coach has included 15 Europe based players in his provisional 32 men squad for two World Cup qualifiers against Botswana and Zambia next month.

Bournemouth defender Jordan Zemura is one of the new faces in the squad and is joined by Charlton Athletic striker Kundai Benyu.

Regular players like Tendayi Darikwa are side-lined due to injury but the presence of seven European based defenders in the squad makes the competition for places stiffer.

Goalkeepers: Elvis Chipezeze (Baroka) Martin Mapisa (Velez CF) Simbarashe Chinani (Dynamos)

Defenders: Douglas Nyaupembe (Stockport County) Ian Nekati (ZPC Kariba) Tivonge Rushesha (Swansea City) Cliff Moyo (Kidderminister Harriers) Divine Lunga (Lamontville Golden Arrows) Adam Chicksen (Bolton Wanderers) Jordan Zemura (Bournemouth) Ronald Pfumbidzai (Bloemfontein Celtic) Teenage Hadebe (Yeni Malatyaspor) Alec Mudimu (CEFN Druids) Partson Jaure (Manica Diamonds) Kelvin Moyo (Chippa United)

Midfielders: Marshall Munetsi (Stade de Reims) Thabani Kamusoko (Zesco United) Butholezwe Ncube (Amazulu) Marvelous Nakamba (Aston Villa) Ovidy Karuru (Amazulu) Kudakwashe Mahachi (SuperSport United) Khama Billiat (Kaizer Chiefs) Phenias Bamusi (Caps United) Jonah Fabisch
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Strikers: Admiral Muskwe (Leicester City) Terrence Dzvukamanja (Bidvest Wits) Prince Dube (Highlanders) Knowledge Musona (RSC Anderlecht) Tinotenda Kadewere (Le Havre AC) Knox Mutizwa (Lamontville Golden Arrows) Macauley Bonne (Charlton Athletic) Evans Rusike (SuperSport
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