Action starved Musona returns

Sport Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe captain Knowledge Musona returns to the Warriors squad despite being inactive at senior club level for close to a year.

The Warriors captain is yet to play a full competitive game for his senior club team since March this year after failing to convince his coaches in Belgium.

The 29-year-old led the Warriors at the Africa Cup of Nations finals in Egypt in June and his lack of match fitness was evident in an error-strewn performance.

Recently he was getting a run for his club’s developmental side and might have been included in the squad at the insistence of Warriors poster boy Khama Billiat.

But getting a starting berth in the national side might be very difficult with players like McCauley Bonne of Charlton Athletic also brought in to address the team’s goal-scoring weaknesses.

Leicester City striker Admiral Muskwe is also in the fold and has made a strong case in being considered for a long term role to lead the Warriors line.

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 (Hamburger SV)

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 United)