Khama back in War­riors squad

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Sikhum­buzo Moyo

WAR­RIORS’ tal­is­man Khama Bil­liat makes a re­turn to na­tional team duty af­ter he was named in a 23-man squad that takes on Tan­za­nia in an in­ter­na­tional friendly set for the Na­tional Sports Sta­dium in Harare on Sun­day.

Also called up are mid­fielder Bruce Kangwa of Azam in Tan­za­nia and Ngezi Plat­inum goal­keeper Nel­son Chadya.

Other re­turnees to the squad in­clude Ku­dak­washe Ma­hachi and Hardlife Zvirekwi, who missed the Guinea de­feat due to a frac­tured hand and sus­pen­sion re­spec­tively.

Nyasha Mushekwi and Mathew Rusike are also back in the squad, while Phi­lana Kadewere and Os­car Machapa have also been called up.

Pa­suwa will have to do with­out AC Sparta Praha de­fender Costa Nhamoinesu, who sus­tained mus­cle in­juries that have seen him miss club ac­tion for over a month.

Other in­jured play­ers among the for­eign-based con­tin­gent are Evans Rusike and Bless­ing Moyo of Mar­itzburg United in South Africa.

Pa­suwa con­firmed the ab­sence of some na­tional team reg­u­lars, but he ex­pressed con­fi­dence in the play­ers avail­able, say­ing it is an op­por­tu­nity for them to im­prove un­der com­pet­i­tive con­di­tions.

“It is un­for­tu­nate that Costa (Nhamoinesu), Evans (Rusike) and Bless­ing (Moyo) are all out due to in­juries as con­firmed by their clubs, but at the same time this will be an op­por­tu­nity for other play­ers to get more game time in in­ter­na­tional matches,” Pa­suwa told the Zifa web­site.

Khama Bil­liat

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