SA-based keepers vie for Warriors’ top spot

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The Warriors are due to meet Guinea in Conakry next week in a 2010 Africa Cup\World Cup qualifier next and, as usual, the squad is dominated by players plying their trade in the South African Premiership.

While Murambadoro has just recently signed with Wits, he has played relatively little football in the past two years for CAPS United.

Kapini has also seen limited game time at Stars, being regularly restricted to the bench – a situation that has ignited the expectations of a fierce battle between the two experienced keepers.

Strangely though Maritzburg United goalkeeper Domonic Sithole has been ignored despite having had a fantastic season during which he led his club to the top of the First Division Coastal Stream.

Why Sithole has been ignored for a call up remains a mystery.

Veteran striker Peter Ndlovu who has shown patches of form at Mamelodi Sundowns has again been ignored by Brazilian coach Valinhos.

The Warriors’ squad is:

Goalkeepers: Tapuwa Kapini (Platinum Stars), Washington Arubi (Highlanders, Zimbabwe), Energy Murambadoro (CAPS United).

Defenders: Onisimo Bhasera (Kaizer Chiefs), Zvenyika Makonese (Santos), Obert Moyo (TUKS), James Matola (Free State Stars), Harlington Shereni (FC Nantes, France), David Kutyauripo (CAPS United, Zimbabwe), Gilbert Banda (Highlanders, Zimbabwe), Sam Mutenheri (Dynamos, Zimbabwe), Zhainu Jambo (Gunners, Zimbabwe).

Midfielders: Esrom Nyandoro (Mamelodi Sundowns), Tinashe Nengomasha (Kaizer Chiefs), Honour Gombami, Vusa Nyoni (both Cercle Brugge, Belgium), Cephas Chimedza (Sint Truiden, Belgium), Clemence Matawu (Motor Action, Zimbabwe), Justice Majabvi (Dynamos, Zimbabwe).

Strikers: Gilbert Mushangazhike (Orlando Pirates), Benjani Mwaruwari (Manchester City, England), Takesure Chinyama (Legia Warsaw, Poland), Joseph Ngwenya (SK Austria, Austria), Mike Temwanjira (FC Vaslui, Romania), Quincy Antipas (MAS FES, Morocco), Musa Mguni (Omonia, Cyprus).

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