Harare, September 9,2013 – Zimbabwe national team coach Ian Gorowa has made big changes for his
team’s international friendly match against South Africa bringing in a
number of South African based players including Knowledge Musona, and
Only eight of the Zimbabwean based players who played against
Mozambique over the weekend and Kaiser Chiefs midfielder Willard
Katsande have been called for the tie which is being played on a Fifa
date and as such will have a bearing on both team’s Fifa rakings when
the ratings are next updated.
Zimbabwe and South Africa lock horns at the Orlando Stadium in
Johannesburg tomorrow and Musona will lead a South Africa cast that
also includes Carlington Nyadombo of Amazulu,Cuthbert Malajila of
Mamelodi Sundowns, Washington Arubi of Pretoria University, as well
Denver Mukamba of Bidvest Wits.
The decision to call the South African based players could have been
influenced by Gorowa’s need to have a look at them as he starts to
build his team for the 2015 African Cup of Nations qualifiers.
Their clubs are obliged to release the players to play for their
national team as the day is reserved for international friendly match
by Fifa, the international football controlling body.
Surprisingly omitted from the travelling part is Kudakwashe Mahachi of
Chicken Inn and Dynamos goalkeeper Chigova who gave impressive
showings in the draw against Mozambique over the weekend.
Those who have travelled for the game are Partson Jaure, captain
Masimba Mambare, Oscar Machapa, Hardlife Zvirekwi, Silas Songani,
Felix Chindungwe and Munyaradzi Diya.
South Africa are desperate for a win to appease their fans following
their elimination from the World Cup over the weekend while on the
other hand, Gorowa is also desperate for a victory after his team’s
disappointing show against Mozambique.