The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) has announced sad news from the Warriors camp saying some players that had been called for the COSAFA cup are no longer available.
The association said some are out after sustaining injuries while reasons were not provided for some. Pindula News present the Squad updates announced by ZIFA.
_COSAFACup Jimmy Dzingai joined camp today Jonah Fabisch, Knox Mutizwa & Kelvin Moyo are out Ben Musaka (Harare City) has since been drafted in._
_COSAFA squad update Evans Rusike has been ruled out of the 2021 COSAFA Cup due to a torn Achilles tendon suffered at training. Also ruled out on medical grounds are Perfect Chikwende & Godknows Murwira Wishing you a speedy recovery._
Below is the initial squad:
- Washington Arubi (Marumo Gallants)
- Nelson Chadya (Ngezi Platinum Stars)
- Martin Mapisa (Zamora CF)
- MacClive Phiri (Sekhukhune United)
- Kelvin Moyo (Nkana)
- Carlos Mavhurume (Caps United)
- Andrew Mbeba (Highlanders)
- Lennox Muchero (Yadah Stars)
- Godknows Murwira (Dynamos)
- Qadr Amini (Ngezi Platinum Stars)
- Malvin Mkolo (Bulawayo Chiefs)
- Jimmy Dzingai (Nkana)
- Blessing Sarupinda (Caps United)
- Perfect Chikwende (Simba SC)
- Tatenda Tavengwa (Harare City)
- Shadreck Nyahwa (Dynamos)
- Brian Banda (FC Platinum)
- King Nadolo (Dynamos)
- Nyasha Dube (Little Rock Rangers)
- Jonah Fabisch (Hamburger SV)
- Ovidy Karuru (Black Leopards)
- Richard Hachiro (Caps United)
- Farai Matare (Bulawayo Chiefs)
- Knox Mutizwa (Lamontville Golden Arrows)
- Evans Rusike
Zimbabwe is in GROUP C together with Mozambique, Namibia and tournament guests, Senegal.
Meanwhile, GROUP A consists of South Africa, Lesotho, Eswatini and Botswana. GROUP B has Zambia, Malawi, Madagascar and Comoros.
Zimbabwe intends to use the tournament to prepare for the World Cup qualifier matches. Coach Zdravko Logarusic, however, drafted local players and a handful from abroad.
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