Mwaruwari Recalled For Cape Verde Game

Mwaruwari was not part of the Warriors team that played Liberia in Monrovia on September 5 but new Warriors Coach Tom Seintief said the fact that Mwaruwari
played in the English Premiership was enough proof that the player was of national team material.

Seintief said he had seen Mwaruwari in action and was impressed by the player who now plays for Blackburn after limited action for Manchester City and later Sunderland in the 2008 and 2009 English league programme.

Seintief who against all expectations was appointed the new Warriors coach on September 23 said he had spoken to his assistants, Norman Mapeza and Madinda Ndlovu and they had both agreed that Mwaruwari should be recalled. Mapeza, however, is the one who had dropped Mwaruwari on the basis that he had not been playing regularly for his club.

Method Mwanjali replaced Mwaruwari as captain of the Warriors for the Liberia game. Seintief, however, could not be drawn into revealing whether the England based player will regain that leadership role in future Warriors engagements.

Mwaruwari, has before the Liberian game been the Zimbabwean captain since the retirement of Peter Ndlovu from international football soon after the 2006 African Cup of Nations finals.

Zimbabwe play Cape Verde on October 10 before travelling to Mali two weeks later. Cape Verde, currently top the four team group with three points after beating Mali 1-0 in their first game. Zimbabwe was third just behind Liberia which also has one point while Mali was last in the group without a point.