Zimbabwe confirm WC Qualifying squad

FIFA World Cup 2022

Norman Mapeza has named his Zimbabwe squad to face Ghana in back-to-back 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers next week.

Mapeza takes over from Croatian tactician Zdravko Logarusic who was relieved of his duties after the Warriors' 1-0 loss to Ethiopia in the last international break.

The former Chippa United tactician will have Aston Villa midfielder Marvelous Nakamba back in the squad after missing the opening two qualifiers.

The Warriors take on the Black Stars on 9 October at the Cape Coast Stadium before travelling to Harare for the reverse fixture at the National Sports Stadium.

The Zimbabwe Football Association also announced that their request to have fans at the stadium was rejected by CAF.

Full Zimbabwe squad:

Goalkeepers: Martin Mapisa (Zamora CF) Talbert Shumba (Free State Stars) Washington Arubi (Marumo Gallants)

Defenders: Alec Mudimu (Torpedo Kutaisi), Brendan Galloway (Pymouth Aygle ) Bruce Kangwa (Azam FC), Jordan Zemura (AFC Bournemouth), Onismor Bhasera (SuperSport United), Rahman Kutsanzira (FC Platinum), Teenage Hadebe (Houston Dynamo) Tendayi Darikwa (Wigan)

Midfielders: Blessing Sarupinda (Sekhukhune), Farai Madhanaga (Marumo Gallants), Kelvin Madzongwe (FC Platinum), Khama Billiat (Kaizer Chiefs), Kuda Mahachi (SuperSport),Marshall Munetsi (Stade de Reims) Never Tigere (Azam) Marvellous Nakamba, (Aston Villa), Perfect Chikwende (Simba FC) Thabani Kamusoko (Zesco).

Strikers: Knowledge Musona (Al Tai), Knox Mutizwa (Golden Arrows), Terrence Dzvukamanja (Orlando Pirates)

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