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WARRIORS coach Ian Gorowa has named several new faces in his squad to take on Mozambique in an international friendly match against Mozambique at Barbourfields Stadium on Sunday.

Gorowa has been monitoring the progress of several players plying their trade on the domestic soccer scene and has called up the likes of Shabanie Mine's Frankson Buhushire, Triangle’s Pascal Manhanga, Nqobizitha Khumalo and Wonder Kamupinda among others

Warriors assistant coach Kalisto Pasuwa said the reason for calling up a number of new faces was to assess them as they build a team that will take part at the 2014 African Nations Championships (Chan) finals to be staged in South Africa.

Pasuwa said they were taking the Mozambique game seriously and would use it to assess the squad in preparation for the Chan tournament.

“We are taking this friendly seriously. We need a win like in any other game but our major objective is to assess the players we have called up as we prepare for the Chan tournament,” said Pasuwa who is also Dynamos coach.

“If you look at the squad we have there are a number of new players, some of them have not been playing regularly but the overall objective is to have an assessment of those players because we will then pick up the team that will do duty in South Africa from this group of players.”

He said after the friendly against the Mozambique squad they would return to Harare and begin preparations for the Chan tournament.

Mozambique are set to fly directly to Bulawayo on Thursday.

Zimbabwe, who have qualified for the biennial tournament since its inauguration four years ago, have failed to progress to the knock out stages in all their appearances in Ivory Coast and Sudan.

They are in Group B together with Burkina Faso, Morocco and Uganda.

The Warriors who went into camp on Tuesday night are scheduled to travel to Bulawayo on Wednesday. They will be using Barbourfields and White City stadium for their training.

Squad: M Dhiya, G Chigova, W Kamupinda, H Zvirekwi, T Ndlovu, G Ndlovu, F Chindungwe, P Jaure, M Ncube, N Khumalo, C Hungwe, D Phiri, F Bhushire, S Songani, L Chiwunga, N Siwela, P Manhanga, W Dube, K Mahachi, A Sadiki, B Kangwa, M Mburayi, S Sithole, S Sithole.


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