VETERANS Esrom Nyandoro and Tinashe Nengomasha have joined up with their Zimbabweb teammates ahead of the 2014 World Cup qualifier against Guinea on Sunday.
Rahman Gumbo called up the two battle-hardened midfielders to add more steel and experience to the team.
Nengomasha linked up with the rest of the team at training on Monday and Nyandoro joined on Tuesday morning with the game pencilled in for the National Sports Stadium.
Midfielder Khama Billiat will miss the first lef of the Guinea match but Gumbo expects him to be fit to face Mozambique on June 10.
Gumbo said he is expecting a tough encounter against Guinea, who lost 2-1 to Cameroon in a friendly match last Saturday.
Zimbabwe were drawn in Group E along with Guinea and Mozambique. The winners of the group will secure a spot in the final ten-nation playoff where they will be paired with one of the other group winners in a two-legged tie for a place in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
With a tricky Africa Cup of Nations clash with Burundi lined up for June 17, Gumbo he will need a big squad to see through the fixture pile-up.
Sundowns workhorse Nyandoro and Kaizer Chiefs hardman Nengomasha – dropped by former coach Norman Mapeza – will be fighting to justify their inclusion.
Gumbo said: “We need their experience in the team for these crucial matches. It won’t be an easy match, so we need to be fully prepared.
“We are playing at home, so there is every expectation that we will do well and we don’t want to be found struggling.
Also in camp is the uncapped Bradley Pritchard who plays for Charlton Athletic in England, striker Knowledge Musona and Takesure Chinyama as well as Willard Katsande and Ovidy Karuru – both recently cleared of match fixing charges.
Tapuwa Kapini, Khama Billiat, Knowledge Musona, Willard Katsande, Carrington Nyadombo, Onisimor Bhasera , Vusa Nyoni, Terrence Mandaza, Arnold Chaka, Tinashe Nengomasha, Ovidy Karuru, Oscar Machapa, Archford Gutu, Bradley Pritchard, Njabulo Nyoni , Marlon Jani , Timothy Sibanda, Tapiwa Kumbuyani , Godfrey Moyo , Patson Jaure, Nyasha Mukumbi , Simon Munawa , Denver Mukamba, Charles Sibanda, Kuda Mahachi, Ronald Chitiyo, Welcome Ndiweni, Rodwell Chinyengetere, Takesure Chinyama and Francis Zvikumbawire