Zimbabwe cut English-based players for Afcon qualifiers

Zimbabwe cut English-based players for Afcon qualifiers
Charlton Athletic's Macauley Bonne

by Staff Reporter

Monday Nov 11, 2019. 12:00

Zimbabwe coach Joey Antipas has cut his provisional squad to a fin l list of 24 players for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Botswana and Zambia.


A number of English-based players have been dropped from the list, but there is room for Charlton Athletic striker Macauley Bonne after he received his Zimbabwe passport last week.


The players that have dropped out are Douglas Nyaupembe (Stockport County, England), Tivonge Rushesha (Swansea City, England), Adam Chicksen (Bolton Wanderers, England), Jordan Zemura (Bournemouth, England), Phenias Bamusi (Caps), Jonah Fabisch (Hamburger SV, Germany), Admiral Muskwe (Leicester City, England) and Evans Rusike (SuperSport United, South Africa).


Teenager Fabisch, the son of former coach Reinhard, asked that his future with the national team be put on hold while he seeks a first team place at Hamburg.


Zimbabwe host Botswana on Friday at the National Sports Stadium in Harare before travelling to play Zambia next Tuesday.


Zimbabwe squad:


Goalkeepers: Elvis Chipezeze (Baroka FC, South Africa), Talbert Shumba (Chapungu), Simbarashe Chinani (Dynamos)


Defenders: Ian Nekati (ZPC Kariba), Cliff Moyo (Kidderminister Harriers, England), Divine Lunga (Lamontville Golden Arrows, South Africa), Ronald Pfumbidzai (Bloemfontein Celtic, South Africa), Teenage Hadebe (Yeni Malatyaspor, Turkey), Alec Mudimu (CEFN Druids, Wales), Partson Jaure (Manica Diamonds), Kelvin Moyo (Chippa United, South Africa)


Midfielders: Marshall Munetsi (Stade de Reims, France), Thabani Kamusoko (Zesco United, Zambia), Butholezwe Ncube (AmaZulu, South Africa), Marvelous Nakamba (Aston Villa, England), Ovidy Karuru (AmaZulu, South Africa), Kudakwashe Mahachi (SuperSport United, South Africa), Khama Billiat (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa),


Strikers: Terrence Dzvukamanja (Bidvest Wits, South Africa), Prince Dube (Highlanders), Knowledge Musona (RSC Anderlecht), Tinotenda Kadewere (Le Havre AC, France), Knox Mutizwa (Lamontville Golden Arrows, South Africa), Macauley Bonne (Charlton Athletic, England)






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