Zimbabwe Warriors coach Zdravko Loga Logarusic has named the squad that will travel to Malawi for the Sunday friendly match.
Many local players were included on the list after some foreign-based players including Tatenda Kadewere and Macauley Bonne had pulled out of the match.
ZIFA says the list would have been announced before the commencement of the international break as is the norm, but the announcement had to be delayed until they got “clearance” from the government to travel to Malawi for the match. The association added:
The government approved our request to travel to play Malawi on 8 October 2020. Due to travel embargoes in place because of the covid-19 pandemic, some players from abroad whom the coach wished to assess will not make it for this match.Consequently, the technical team incorporated nine locally based players into the team, with one eye on the upcoming 2021 African Nations Championship.
We present the squad list below.
Goalkeepers1. Talbert Shumba (Triangle United)2. Nelson Chadya (Ngezi Platinum Stars)
Defenders3. Ian Nekati (Chicken Inn)4. Qadr Amin (Ngezi Platinum Stars)5. Alec Mudimu (Sherriff Tiraspol)6. Takudzwa Chimwemwe (Buildcon)7. Teenage Hadebe (Yeni Malatyaspor)8. MacClive Phiri (Sekhukhune United)9. Jimmy Dzingai (Nkana FC)Midfielders10. Marvelous Nakamba (Aston Villa)11. Tanaka Chinyahara (Red Arrows)12. Ishamel Wadi (Ngezi Platinum Stars)13. Khama Billiat (Kaizer Chiefs)14. Wellington Taderera (Ngezi Platinum Stars)15. Phenias Bamusi (Caps United16. King Nadolo (Dynamos)
Strikers17. Charlton Mashumba (Polokwane City)18. Stanley Ngala (FC Platinum)
ZIFA communications and competitions manager, Xolisani Gwesela said the team departs for Blantyre on the 9th of October 2020.