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Concern over some players Pasuwa up for Guinea tie

WARRIORS coach Kalisto Pasuwa’s squad has been met with disapproval from some quarters with question marks emerging over some of the players he has called up.
There is a general feeling that although Pasuwa has named a star-studded squad to face Guinea in a 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifier at Rufaro Stadium on September 6, he has included some undeserving players like Mamelodi Sundowns’ Kuda Mahachi who has not seen much action for his club.
Former Warriors striker Alois Bunjira said he did not want to mention names but revealed that there were undeserving players called up by Pasuwa.
“This is one of the best squads to be assembled but I thought there are some players who do not deserve to be in the team as they have not been playing regularly for their clubs.
“I wouldn’t want to mention names, but they should not have been called up. Instead there should have been places for such players like Denver Mukamba and Eric Chipeta,” said Bunjira.
Mahachi has not been playing regularly for Sundowns and even failed to impress when he was called for the Under-23 qualifying matches against South Africa.
Caps United defender Justice Jangano is another player who has not been playing regularly for his club.
Pasuwa has reshuffled the squad that beat Malawi 2-1 in Blantyre calling up 14 European based stars including Sweden-based Nyasha Mushekwi, Sparta Praha defender Costa Nhamoinesu, Knowledge Musona (Belgium).
Also called up were Ouincy Antipas (Denmark), Pretoria University goalkeeper Washington Arubi, England Based Macauley Bonnie who plays for Colchester United and Burnley’s Tendai Darikwa among other several stars.
The team will go into camp on Monday to start the preparations for the Guinea match. Zimbabwe are joint leaders in Group L with Swaziland on three points.
WARRIORS SQUAD: Hardlife Zvirekwi (Caps United), Tendai Darikwa (Burnley) Milton Ncube (Ajax Cape town), Costa Nhamoinesu (Sparta Prague), Patson Jaure ( University of Pretoria), Teenage Hadebe (Highlanders), Justice Tangano (Caps United) Willard Katsande (Kaizer Chiefs), Danny Phiri (Chicken Inn), Bonnie Macauley (Colchester United), Cuthbert Malajila (Sundowns), Khama Billiat (Sundowns), Kuda Mahachi (Mamelodi Sundowns), Quincy Antipas (Hobro IK) Edmore Chirambadare (Chicken Inn), Knowledge Musona (K.V. Oostende), Mathew Rusike (Halmstads BK), Nyasha Mushekwi (Djurgårdens IF) Goalkeepers. Washington Arubi (University of Pretoria), Elvin Chipezeze (Chicken Inn), Tatenda Munditi (Harare City)Advertisement