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Mighty Warriors Coach Names Squad

Mighty Warriors coach, Sithethelelwe Sibanda has named a 31-member provisional squad ahead of back to back Africa Women Cup of Nations qualifiers against Namibia in April.

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Sibanda retained the core of the team which won silver at the COSAFA Women’s Championship in September 2017, also recalling Mavis Chirandu, Emmaculate Msipa and Felistas Muzongondi who did not take part in the regional tournament.

The first leg will be played in Namibia on 5 April and the return at home will be played 3 days later at Rufaro stadium.

All locally based players are expected to report for camp on 19 March but Rutendo Makore will join the later because of her Liga feminina club’s league match on 1 April.

Provisional Squad
Goalkeepers:

Chido Dzingirai (Correctional Queens), Manyara Mandara (Mwenezana Queens), Precious Mudyiwa (COSA), Shebba Rauli (Auckland Queens)

Defenders:

Nobuhle Majika (Inline Academy), Nobukhosi Ncube (New Orleans), Fortunate Nyoka (Zvishavane Pirates), Sheila Makoto, Edline Mutumbami (all Blue Swallows Queens), Patience Masitara (Correctional Queens), Lynett Mutokuto (Black Rhinos Queens), Sithembile Nyoni (Weerams Queens), Amanda Five (Harare City Queens)

Midfielders:

Talent Mandaza, Daisy Kaitano, Emmaculate Msipa, Mavis Chirandu, Felistas Muzongondi (all Black Rhinos Queens) Marjory Nyaumwe (Correctional Queens) Rumbidzai Zhoya (Auckaland Queens), Peacemore Kenende (Inline Academy), Miranda Ncube (Mwenezana Queens), Vimbai Mharadzi (Blue Swallows)

Strikers:

Maud Mafuruse (Faith Drive Queens), Susan Nyama (Herentals Queens), Erina Jeke, Berita Kabwe (Correctional Queens), Tafadzwa Tsunguro (ZRP Queens), Leona Musikavanhu (Cyclone Stars) Rutendo Makore (Sporting Club Huelva) Privilege Mupeti (MSU Queens)

The first leg encounter against Namibia will be staged on April 5 in Windhoek and the return leg is scheduled for Rufaro stadium a week later.

Tongai Mwenje

Tongai Mwenje is a Senior Editor with Zimbabwe's largest online sports magazine Sportbrief www.sportbrief.co.zw. He has been writing professionally since 2012 and currently writes for technology and sport blogs. He has vast experience in digital marketing, sports reporting and analysis. He is also a Sports and Technology columnist with Financial Gazette Online Sports Column and Technology Magazine respectively.

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