Young Warriors in SA for COSAFA tourney

18/11/2020


Our national Under-17 boys' team is in South Africa where it will participate in the 2020 COSAFA tournament.
 
Coach Tafadzwa Mashiri selected 18 players to represent the nation in the youth tournament which also serves as the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier. Finalists at the tournament will represent COSAFA at the AFCON finals.
 
Eight teams pooled into two groups of four teams each are participating at this year's event. The Young Warriors are in Group A alongside hosts South Africa, Eswatini, and Angola. Zambia, Comoros, Botswana and Malawi are in Group B.
 
Our Fixtures
 
19 November - Zimbabwe vs Angola: 1230hours
21 November - Zimbabwe vs South Africa 1530hours
24 November - Zimbabwe vs Eswatini 1530hours
 
Under-17 Technical Team
Head Coach - Tafadzwa Mashiri
Assistants - Agent Sawu, Michael Madzivanyika, John Nyikadzino
Goalkeepers' Coach - Chenjerai Dube
Medical Doctor - Dr Rabson Zhou
Physiotherapist - Same Chaurura
 
SQUAD
 
Goalkeepers
1. Blessed Sibanda (FC Platinum)
2. Joseph Kaunda (Hwange Academy)
 
Defenders
3. Dylan Gumbe (Twenty 63 Academy)
4. Nigel Musamba (Majesa Academy)
5. Alfa Chiwashira (Friendly Academy)
6. Carlos Prosperity Gwaze (PE Academy)
7. Bekezela Mpofu (Real Stars Academy)
 
Midfielders
8. Stephen Chatikobo (PE Academy)
9. Enasio Perezo (Pamushana High School)
10. Keith Muzengeza (Visionaries)
11. Hermish Charlie (Legends Academy)
12. Tapiwa Chakuchichi (BN Academy)
13. Alvin Dube (Twenty 63 Academy)
14. Kudzwayiishe Chikumba (Friendly Academy)
15. Talent Mwenga (Twenty 63 Academy)
 
Strikers
16. Denzel Chikwanda (Twenty 63 Academy)
17. Luther Munakandafa (Chiredzi Academy)
18. Luke Musikiri (PE Academy)