Antipas has been boosted by the granting of passports to Adam Thomas Chicksen, who plays for Bolton Wanderers in England, and striker Macauley Miles Bonne, who plays for Charlton Athletic, making them eligible to play for the Warriors.
Zimbabwe plays against Botswana on 15 November at the giant National Sports Stadium, and then Zambia on the 19th at Heroes National Stadium.
Here is the provisional squad:
Elvis Chipezeze, Simbarashe Chinani, Talbert Shumba
Alec Mudimu, Cliff Moyo, Teenage Hadebe, Divine Lunga, Ian Nekati, Partson Jaure, Ronald Pfumbidzai, Kelvin Moyo
Marvelous Nakamba, Marshall Munetsi, Ovidy Karuru, Butholezwe Ncube, Kudakwashe Mahachi, Terrence Dzvukamanja, Thabani Kamusoko
Khama Billiat, Tinotenda Kadewere, Knowledge Musona, Macauley Bonne, Knox Mutizwa, Prince Dube