🇿🇼✈️🌏 Player Profiles: Zimbabwe’s new European-based faces
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🇿🇼✈️🌏 Player Profiles: Zimbabwe’s new European-based faces

Joey Antipas has named a few names many of us never heard of before or seen playing - and this is always exciting for the most curious fans.

We thought this is a great time to know a little bit about the new Warriors. The new call-ups range across all areas of play from the goalkeeper, defence, midfield and up front.

Who are these players? Where do they come from in terms of clubs and birthplace? Are they playing regularly or are they benchwarmers with no ideal ages?

Let’s find out..

🤲🏾 Martin Mapisa

"And I'm still 20 years old, so I'm gonna do my best to reach my goal of becoming the first Zimbabwean to play in La Liga," was the lasting message from the youngster upon moving to Spain in January 2018.

  • Birthplace: Harare
  • Position: Goalkeeper
  • Age: 21
  • Club: Velez CF (Spain - third division)
  • Former clubs: Aces Youth Academy
  • 2019/20 stats: Not available.

🙋🏿‍♂️ Douglas “Dougie” Nyaupembe

Dougie is known to be a popular figure with an infectious personality. Coaches love him for his superb attitude towards his work and has a special commitment to improving, trying to become the best player he possibly can.

  • Birthplace: Bury, England
  • Position: Right-back
  • Age: 20
  • Club: Stockport County (England fourth division)
  • Previous clubs: Bury youth, Bury, Atherton Collieries, Prescot Cables.
  • 2019/20 stats: Four appearances.

🙇🏽‍♂️ Tivonge Rushesha

Earning a senior debut at 17 for Swansea City says plenty about a kid's ability. The English Championship club gave Rushesha a run in August in a Carabao Cup against lower-division Cambridge United.

  • Birthplace: Zimbabwe
  • Position: Right-back
  • Age: 17
  • Club: (Swansea City - England championship)
  • Previous clubs: Swansea youth
  • 2019/20 stats: Seven appearances.

🍒 Jordan Zemura

Zemura, an offspring of English-based Zim parents, has a senior appearance given by Eddie Howe in a 3-0 win against France's Olympique Lyonnais in a pre-season friendly.

  • Birthplace: England
  • Position: Left-back
  • Age: 19
  • Club: Bournemouth ( English Premier League reserves)
  • Previous clubs: Charlton Athletic youth
  • 2019/20 stats: Two appearances.

🔥 Jonah Fabisch

This Leroy Sane lookalike is an exciting midfielder. He is the son of the late Reinhard Fabisch. His football is described as combative, creative and goal-shooting.  

  • Birthplace: Harare
  • Position: Central midfielder
  • Age: 18
  • Club: Hamburger SV (Germany U19 Bundesliga)
  • Previous clubs: Hamburg youth
  • 2019/20 stats: One goal in seven games.

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