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Pasuwa names final CHAN squad, drops four
13/01/2016 00:00:00
by Sports Reporter
 
Announces final squad ... Kalisto Pasuwa
 
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WARRIORS coach Kalisto Pasuwa named his final 23-man squad on Wednesday as the team readies for battle at the 2015 African Nations Championship (Chan) tournament which kicks off in Rwanda on Saturday.

Pasuwa has wielded the axe on four players- Dynamos new signing Tichaona Chipunza, FC Platinum forward Brian Muzondiwa, former Harare City forward, Talent Chawapiwa, and Chicken Inn striker George Majika.

Caps United utility player Hardlife Zvirekwi - the only surviving member from the squad that finished fourth at the last edition of the tournament - has been given the arm band to lead the team in the absence of injured captain Danny Phiri.

Pasuwa expressed confidence in the squad he has named and said his target was to better the team’s record at the previous campaign.

“This is the team that will play at the tournament in Rwanda. As a coach and also as a nation we want to go there and fare well not to make up the numbers.

“We want to go and produce a good result and reach maybe where people can say we have done better,” said Pasuwa.

The coach also said his first match against Zambia will be like a friendly match as his charges had not played a friendly match ahead of the tournament.

“That’s one area of concern,” he conceded.

“We didn’t play a friendly match and we did play against Harare City on Tuesday and you find that some players will be very excellent in a friendly but in a game situation he becomes a totally different player.

“Maybe in my case, I would say the first match against Zambia will be my first friendly match and I am going to have more motivation to the boys to come up with a good result against Zambia.”

The Warriors gaffer also said he had spoken to the four players that failed to make the cut and assured them it was not the end as they could still be considered for the next assignments in future and that they should continue to work hard.

Team manager Sharrif Mussa said they would have wanted to go to Rwanda earlier but the Confederation of African Football (Caf) had stated that they would only cater for teams three days before the start of the first group match.

The Warriors face off neighbours Zambia in their opening group D match on January 19. They are expected to leave for Rwanda on Saturday.



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Zimbabwe is in Group D alongside Zambia, Mali and Uganda.

The tournament is designed exclusively for home based players and the Warriors have qualified for every edition of the tournament since its inauguration in 2009.

Chan Squad:

Goalkeepers: T Mukuruva, B Donovan, E Chipezeze

Defenders: B Moyo, H Zvirekwi, O Mushure, B Kangwa, L Mhlanga, E Muroiwa, S Makatuka, F Madhanaga

Midfielders: N Masuku, G Takwara, R Chitiyo, M Mudehwe, J Ngodzo, R Manuvire

Strikers: E Chirambadare, Knox Mutizwa, R Mutuma, F Zekumbawire, W Manondo, M Demera


 
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