Young Warriors call UK-based striker

UNITED Kingdom based striker, Christian Chimutengwende is among the
32-member squad Zimbabwe Under 20 squad named by coach Methembe

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

side Horsham.

The other star players that have been named for the Cosafa tournament

are Masvingo United sharp shooting strikers Ovidy Karuru and Martin

Vengesayi,  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

(Eastern Lions).

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.

Zimbabwe Under-20

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.

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