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Pasuwa readies for Swaziland show down


Called up for Sunday's game ... UK-based Macaulley Bonne (left)

18/05/2015 00:00:00
by Sports Reporter
 
Expected to join camp ... Kuda Mahachi
 
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THE Zimbabwe Under-23 soccer team players started trooping into camp Monday with two foreign based players expected to link up with team mates ahead of an African Championship qualifier against Swaziland in Harare on Sunday.

England-based Macaulley Bonne and Mamelodi Sundowns forward Kuda Mahachi are expected to join the team for the weekend tie.

Coach Kalisto Pasuwa failed to secure the foreign-based players for the All-Africa Games qualifiers for which he qualified with clubs arguing the matches fell outside the Fifa calendar for international matches.

However, with most players now on off-season, Pasuwa is hopeful to secure some of them for the crucial tie.

“I spoke to Mahachi and Bonne. They are both willing to come and play in this match.  But what I am not sure of is whether ZIFA would be able to buy air tickets for Bonney,” said Pasuwa.

Bonne, who plays for Colchester United in England, last played for the Warriors in an international friendly against Morocco late last year.

The Young Warriors coach had initially named a 21-man provisional squad, keeping faith in the stars that helped Zimbabwe qualify for the All-Africa Games after beating highly rated Cameroon 2-1 on aggregate.

Should the Young Warriors beat Swaziland, they will meet South Africa in the final qualifying round.

The winners from that encounter will seal a ticket for the finals to be held in Senegal after original hosts, the Democratic Republic of Congo, withdrew to focus on preparations for that country’s elections.

Qualifying round winners against South Africa were supposed to meet Senegal in the last qualifying round, but as hosts, Senegal are no longer participating in the qualifiers.

The top three teams at the finals in Senegal will automatically qualify for the 2016 Olympics to be held in Brazil, while the fourth-placed team will be involved in a play-off against an Asian team.

Warriors U23 Squad: T Mkuruva, T Mawaya, B Moyo, R Pfumbidzai, L Mhlanga, M  Nyenye, T Hadebe, L Chakoroma,  G Takwara, W Mtasa,  N Masuku, M Gaki  Rusere, M Sibanda, J  Kanono, K Moyo, W Musona, T Chideu T Mudehwe, K Mahachi, M Bonne.



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