WARRIORS coach Sunday Chidzambwa has named a 32-man provisional squad for the 2020 CHAN qualifier against Mauritius on Sunday with the exclusion of inform Caps United midfielder Joel Ngodzo the biggest talking point.
Ngodzo has been on fire for Makepekepe but Chidzambwa and his assistants seem to believe he is not good enough to wear the national shirt.
What a shame!
The most notable inclusions see the uncapped duo of FC Platinum midfielder Kelvin Madzongwe and league top scorer Clive Augusto of Chicken Inn making the cut.
However, the are no places for FC Platinum’s Farai Madhanaga, Dynamos’ Emmanuel Jalayi and Chapungu’s Blessed Mbavarira who have been impressive for their respective clubs.
Zifa confirmed the squad in a statement and said training is starting tomorrow ahead of Friday’s departure.
“Players have already convened for camp and training will commence on 23 July,” reads part of the statement.
Goalkeepers: Donovan Bernard (Chicken Inn), Ariel Sibanda (Highlanders), Talbert Shumba (Chapungu), Nelson Chadya (Ngezi Platinum Stars)
Defenders: Lawrence Mhlanga (FC Platinum), Partson Jaure (Manica Diamonds), Ian Nekati (ZPC Kariba), Takudzwa Chimwemwe (Harare City), Byron Madzokere (Yadah Stars), Xolani Ndlovu (Chicken Inn), Qadr Amini (Ngezi), Frank Mukarati (Ngezi Platinum Stars), Donald Dzvinyai (Triangle United)
Midfielders: Ralph Kawondera (Triangle United), Kudzai Chigwida (Triangle United), Kelvin Madzongwe (FC Platinum), Nqobizitha Masuku (Highlanders), Innocent Mucheneka (Chicken inn), Richard Hachiro (Herentals), Donald Teguru (Ngezi Platinum Stars), Never Tigere (FC Platinum), Blessing Sarupinda (Caps United), Leeroy Mavunga (Yadah Stars), Phenias Bhamusi (Caps United), Ian Nyoni (Chapungu), Malvin Gaki (Chicken inn), Nigel Makumbe (ZPC Kariba), Ronald Chitiyo (Caps United)
Strikers: Clive Augusto (Chicken Inn), Evans Katema (Dynamos), Prince Dube (Highlanders), Aubriel Chirinda (Chicken Inn)