Musona earns Zimbabwe recall

African Football

Knowledge Musona and Marvelous Nakamba have earned recalls among 11 PSL stars in the Zimbabwe squad for the upcoming 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Ahead of their Group H clashes with Botswana and Zambia, interim head coach Joey Antipas has named a provisional 30-man squad for next months qualifiers.

Captain Musona, who's yet to feature in a competitive club fixture this season earns a surprise recall along with Aston Villa midfielder Nakamba, who missed out on the Somalia preliminary tie due to injury.

The star duo is joined by 11 players of the South African Premiership, while 14 of the 30 selected are plying their trade in Europe.

Le Harve striker Tinotenda Kadewere, in particular, will arrive to camp in fine form as he currently leads the Ligue 2 scoring charts with 11 goals in as many games.

Zimbabwe squad in full, as per ZIFA:

Goalkeepers: Elvis Chipezeze (Baroka) Martin Mapisa (Velez) Simbarashe Chinani (Dynamos)

Defenders: Douglas Nyaupembe (Stockport County) Ian Nekati (ZPC Kariba) Tivonge Rushesha (Swansea City) Cliff Moyo (Kidderminster) Divine Lunga (Golden Arrows) Adam Chicksen (Bolton Wanderers) Jordan Zemura (Bournemouth) Ronald Pfumbidzai (Bloemfontein Celtic) Teenage Hadebe (Yeni Malatyaspor) Alec Mudimu (CEFN Druids) Partson Jaure (Manica Diamonds) Kelvin Moyo (Chippa United)

Midfielders: Marshall Munetsi (Stade de Reims) Thabani Kamusoko (Zesco United) Butholezwe Ncube (AmaZulu) Marvelous Nakamba (Aston Villa) Ovidy Karuru (AmaZulu) Kudakwashe Mahachi (SuperSport United) Khama Billiat (Kaizer Chiefs) Phenias Bamusi (Caps United) Jonah Fabisch (Hamburger SV, Germany)

Strikers: Admiral Muskwe (Leicester City) Terrence Dzvukamanja (Bidvest Wits) Prince Dube (Highlanders) Knowledge Musona (RSC Anderlecht, Belgium) Tinotenda Kadewere (Le Havre AC, France) Knox Mutizwa (Lamontville Golden Arrows, South Africa) Macauley Bonne (Charlton Athletic, England) Evans Rusike (SuperSport United, South Africa)