The team is already in to camp in preparation for the Metropolitan
Holdings Cosafa tournament from 1-8 December in Nelspruit, Northwest
province, South Africa.
Ndlovu, the former Highlanders coach has a huge task of transforming
the disappointing side.
The coach has named Chimutengwende to bolster the squad. The player is
causing waves in the United Kingdom Division is set to receive his
first cap for the country.
The striker is at Collier High School and turns out for Division One
The other star players that have been named for the Cosafa tournament
are Masvingo United sharp shooting strikers Ovidy Karuru and Martin
Vengesayi,Â Caps United’s playmaker and teenage sensation Tafadzwa
Rusike is also set to earn his first cap. The Young Warriors boasts of
eight regular Premiership players – Ronald Mudimu, Rusike (Caps
United) Ronald Sengu (Shooting Stars), Ovidy Karuru, Martin Vengesayi
(Masvingo United), Stephen Alimenda (Mwana Africa) and Darrel Nyandoro
The players eligible for the squad were born before January 1, 1988.
The Young Warriors are hoping to make an impression, as they have
become cannon fodder in continental football.
The team, which was coached by Sammy Mavhenyengwa last year, failed to
qualify for the Olympic Games in Beijing, China next year.
The team was disbanded last year after it revolted against Zifa at OR
Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg over unpaid bonuses and
allowances. The team refused to board the plane back home and spent a
week in South Africa staging a sit-in.
Goalkeepers: Ronald Mudimu (Caps FC), Kenneth Machakata (Monomotapa
Juniors), Francis Nicho (Sprouting), Tinashe Dzamba (Dynamos Juniors)
Defenders: Lasson Nkomo (Highlanders Juniors), Guide Goddard
(Highlanders), Ronald Sengu (Shooting Stars), Lawrence Gumede
(Highlanders Juniors), Noel Soko (Shooting Stars Junior), Eric Chipetu
(Sprouting), Andrew Raelo (Harare United), George Muzota (Underhill),
Dominic Mukandi (Sundowns)
Midfielders: Ovidy Kururu (Masvingo United), Hardlife Muvundi
(Masvingo United Junior), Tafadzwa Rusike (CAPS United), Stephen
Alimenda (Mwana Africa), Rax Mabeza (Chapungu), Christian
Chimutengwende (UK), Quard Amin (Aces), Nyasha Takaruza (Lancashire
Steel), Knowledge Musona (Aces Academy)
Strikers: Nicholas Arufandika (Underhill), Khama Billiart (Aces
Academy), Tapiwa Mangezi (Gunners), Brian Mapfumo (Eastern Lions),
Richard Jongwe (Hwange), Maxwell Mavhuto (Eastern Lions), Darrell
Nyandoro (Eastern Lions), Victor Mutandavare (Shabani), Thamsanqa
Ndimande (East Rovers), Martin Vengesayi (Masvingo United)-CAJ News.Post published in: News