BY KEVIN MAPASURE
THE Warriors will take a look at their ammunition by capturing on the Tremendous Eagles of Nigeria as the 2 nations put together for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers that can happen in Egypt from June 21.
Following the Cosafa Cup, the place the gamers that can characteristic on the Afcon finals performed two matches for Zimbabwe, the last word take a look at might be towards a star-studded Nigeria aspect that’s seeking to make an impression on the finals this time on, having missed out on the final version that was staged in Gabon in 2017.
Zimbabwe are additionally billed to play one other warm-up match towards Tanzania, however no matter weaponry they are going to be wanting to make use of towards Egypt, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, they’ll wish to take a look at it at this time on the Stephen Keshi Stadium towards the Tremendous Eagles.
Whereas a number of gamers that can be part of the remainder of the squad in Egypt stayed on in Durban, South Africa, for the third and fourth-place play-off towards Lesotho performed final evening, Sunday Chidzambga took with him to Nigeria his large hitters.
Nyasha Mushekwi, who has not featured in Warriors colors because the Gabon finals two years in the past, ought to be making his return in at this time’s
Zimbabwe hardly ever take a look at themselves towards among the large names on the continent, however they’ve been afforded a chance to gauge themselves effectively forward of the Afcon event opener towards Egypt on June 21 in Cairo.
The Cosafa Cup semi-final conflict towards Zambia on Wednesday was helpful in its personal means as the necessity to sharpen the capturing expertise was laid naked.
Tino Kadewere missed one more good probability within the Warriors colors and doubts are rising over his pedigree.
The return of Mushekwi on the level of the assault ought to clear up the goal-scoring issues.
However some watchers of the sport have had their misgivings over the health of captain Information Musona and right here is a chance for the talisman to get extra minutes below his belt.
Nigeria need to give an excellent run to these gamers that struggled for recreation time at their golf equipment and the likes of Kelechi Iheanacho are set for appreciable time on the pitch.
Striker and captain Ahmed Musa can also be set to check the strengths of Zimbabwe’s backline, prone to include Tendai Darikwa, Alec Mudimu, Teenage Hadebe and Devine Lunga.
Former Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel has additionally returned to the Nigeria aspect and will present Zimbabwe with the type of competitors that they will use to look at themselves.
Warriors assistant coach Rahman Gumbo stated the match towards Nigeria could be vital for Zimbabwe to evaluate their preparations.
“We’re proud of the preparations, and we’re going to play Nigeria in our subsequent pleasant match on the weekend. Now, we wish to take a look at our workforce towards the massive boys and see what occurs from there,” he stated.
George Chigova, Edmore Sibanda, Tendai Darikwa, Jimmy Dzingai, Devine Lunga, Teenage Hadebe, Alec Mudimu, Marshall Munetsi, Marvelous Nakamba, Danny Phiri, Ovidy Karuru, Kuda Mahachi, expertise Chawapihwa, Khama Billiat, Nyasha Mushekwi, Tino Kadewere, Evans Rusike, Information Musona