Bernard Parker of Kaizer Chiefs tackled by George Chigova of Polokwane City during the Absa Premiership match between Kaizer Chiefs and Polokwane City at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa on February 23, 2016 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix
Wednesday Jun 21, 2017. 14:00
Ahead of the 2017 COSAFA Cup tournament, Zimbabwe have announced their squad to travel to South Africa.
The Warriors are fresh from a 3-0 win over Liberia in their opening 2019 CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at home.
Heading to Rustenburg, coach Sunday Chidzambwa will want continuity from his charges and the coach has included transfer-listed Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Michelle Katsvairo.
Chidzambwa has been appointed exclusively for this tournament as ZIFA announced that Rahman Gumbo will work with the African Nations Championship (Chan) squad.
The Zimbabweans are in Group B together with Mozambique, Madagascar and the Seychelles.
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They will open their account on Monday, 26 June against the Mambas before facing Madagascar two days later and wrap up their group campaign against Seychelles on Friday.
The full COSAFA squad:
Goalkeepers: George Chigova (Polokwane City, South Africa), Takabva Mawaya (Ngezi Platinum Stars), Talbert Mutombeni (Chapungu)
Defenders: Eric Chipeta (Ajax Cape Town, South Africa), Ocean Mushure (Dynamos), Honest Moyo (Highlanders), Bruce Homora (Black Rhinos), Jimmy Tigere (Harare City), Jameson Mukombwe (Black Rhinos), Nyasha Mpofu (Shabanie)
Midfielders: Liberty Chakoroma (Ngezi Platinum Stars), Gerald Takwara (FC Platinum), Ovidy Karuru (Amazulu, South Africa), Leeroy Mavunga (Yadah Stars), Talent Chawapiwa (FC Platinum), Michelle Katsvairo (Kaizer Chiefs), Innocent Mucheneka (Chicken Inn), Collins Duwa (Shabanie)
Strikers: Knox Mtizwa (Lamontville Golden Arrows, South Africa), Prince Dube (Highlanders), Bukhosi Sibanda (Bantu Rovers), Blessing Majarira (Herentals), Raphael Manuvire (ZPC Kariba)