Costa Nhamoinesu, Zimbabwean international defender has retired from international football. He announced the development via his twitter handle on Wednesday evening.
Nhamoinesu thanked God for the opportunity to play for the Warriors. He said:
Calling it a day at international level. Thank you God for the opportunity. Thank you Zimbabwe.
His decision to hang boots comes barely a month before the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals to be held in Egypt. He only had 11 caps and 1 goal for the Warriors.
Warriors team manager Wellington Mpandare said that the retirement of 33-year-old defender who was recently appointed the team captain of Czech Republic topflight club Sparta Prague comes as a shock to the Warriors management. Speaking to newzimbabwe.com, Mpandare said:
We are obviously surprised that Costa has decided to retire from international football. He was definitely going to be considered for selection into the Warriors squad for the AFCON finals. “Costa did not participate in the qualifying campaign, but was still under consideration. He is playing regularly for his club.
Nhamoinesu was part of Callisto Pasuwa’s national team squad that qualified for the 2017 AFCON held in Gabon. Since then, he has not featured in a single match for the Warriors.
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