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Orlando Pirates striker Tendai Ndoro unlikely to link up with Zimbabwe's Warriors due to injury

Posted: 23 March 2017 Time: 13:29

KickOff.com has established that Orlando Pirates striker Tendai Ndoro is unlikely to join the Zimbabwe national team this weekend as he is still nursing a hamstring injury.

Ndoro had been called up along with Maritzburg United forward Evans Rusike as the only foreign-based players for the friendly match against Zambia on Sunday.

The Zambezi derby is being played at the National Sports Stadium in Harare. 

Former Ajax Cape Town defender Norman Mapeza is in temporary charge of the Warriors following the resignation of Callisto Pasuwa in the aftermath of the AFCON finals in Gabon.

The friendly match against Chipolopolo is part of preparations for the 2019 AFCON qualifiers, which begin in June.

However, Ndoro is still battling with an injury which has prompted Pirates not to release him.

Though Rusike’s club has already received the call-up notification there were still no flight details.

The lanky forward is only expected to travel on Thursday evening or Friday morning.

Also included in the Warriors squad is ex-University of Pretoria defender Partson Jaure and Liberty Chakoroma, who spent the first half of last season with Free State Stars.

For the Zambians they have included Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene along with Emmanuel Mayuka, who has not been having the best of times at Egyptian club Zamalek.

KickOff.com has also been informed about two PSL clubs sending scouts to watch this friendly match, with three players having already been identified from either camp.

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Zimbabwe squad:
Goalkeepers: Edmore Sibanda (CAPS United), Petro Mhari (FC Platinum) Ariel Sibanda (Highlanders)
Defenders: Partson Jaure, Godknows Murwira, Qadr Amin (all Ngezi Platinum), Peter Muduwa (Highlanders), Teenage Hadebe (Chicken Inn), Denis Dauda (CAPS United), Ocean Mushure (Dynamos)
Midfielders: Winston Mhango, Rodwell Chinyngetere (FC Platinum), Ronald Chitiyo, Devon Chafa (CAPS United), Liberty Chakoroma (Ngezi Platinum), Raphael Manuvire (ZPC Kariba), Sipho Ndlovu (Bulawayo City)
Strikers: Donald Teguru, Terrence Dzukamanja (both Ngezi Platinum), Evans Rusike (Maritzburg United), Tendai Ndoro (Orlando Pirates), Prince Dube (Highlanders), Masimba Mambare (Dynamos).

Article by: Lovemore Moyo
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