Zimbabwe’s new head coach Zdravko Logarušić has listed his very first Warriors squad to face African champions Algeria in 2021 AFCON qualifiers.
The Croatian coach will take his Zimbabwe team to North Africa on 26 March, before hosting the return leg in a yet-to-be-confirmed venue outside Zimbabwe.
The group includes Charlton Athletic striker Macauley Bonne, the young Spain-based keeper Martin Mapisa and the nation’s biggest stars Marvelous Nakamba of Aston Villa and Stade Reims' Marshall Munetsi.
Tendayi Darikwa and Ronald Pfumbidzai will miss out due to respective injuries.
- Martin Mapisa (Zamora CF), Elvis Chipezeze (Baroka)
- Partson Jaure (Dynamos), Alec Mudimu (FC Sheriff Tiraspol), Teenage Hadebe (Yeni Malatyaspor), Divine Lunga (Golden Arrows), Ian Nekati (Chicken Inn), Peter Muduwa (Highlanders)
- Marshall Munetsi (Stade de Reims), Tafadzwa Kutinyu (Horoya AC), Butholezwe Ncube (Amazulu), Marvelous Nakamba (Aston Villa), Kudakwashe Mahachi (SuperSport United), Ovidy Karuru (Stellenbosch), Knowledge Musona K.A.S Eupen), Khama Billiat (Kaizer Chiefs)
- Tinotenda Kadewere (Le Havre AC), Charlton Mashumba (Polokwane City), Knox, Mutizwa (Golden Arrows), Macauley Bonne (Charlton Athletic).
Meanwhile, ZIFA is still waiting on CAF to respond to its request to cancel the Algeria trip due to the North African nation's high Covid-19 virus infections.