The announcement had to be called off last night with Madinda Ndlovu indicating that he intended to consult his bosses at the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) before announcing the team. The provisional 30-member squad has been heavily criticised by the public following the inclusion of a Division One player from Ziscosteel, defender Munyaradzi Mungadzi. Ndlovu has also included three Black Mambas players Isaac Madziva and Abbas Amidu. Black Mambas is coached by Black Mambas and finished the season fighting relegation.
Caps United captain Nyasha Mukumbi who had been excluded in the training camp was called back following a public backlash on Ndlovu. He is expected to travel to the African Nations Championships in Khartourm, Sudan starting on February 2 and ending on February 25. The Nations Championships is designed for players plying their trade in their domestic leagues. However Ndlovu said the players who were certain to travel were Joel Ngodzo, Abbas Amidu, Quadr Amini, Simba Sithole and Denver Mukamba.
Goalkeepers: W Arubi (Dynamos), T Dube (Gunners), T Sibanda (Hwange) A Sibanda (Highlanders)
Defenders: N Khanye (CAPS United), G Zhokinyi (Dynamos), D Vheremu (Gunners), B Nyahunzvi (Black Mambas), D Boriwondo (Hwange), G Mapemba (CAPS United), Z Ngodzo (Highlanders), Q Amin (Gunners), M Mungadzi (Ziscosteel), A Chivheya (Lengthens)
Midfielders: C Chiutsa (Monomotapa), E Mudzingwa (Highlanders), A Amidu (Black Mambas), B Ncube (Motor Action), I Madziva (Black Mambas), B Marere (Dynamos), J Ngodzo (Highlanders), D Mukamba (Kiglon), T Sambo (Shooting Stars), A Gahadzikwa (Motor Action), E Meleka (Gunners)
N Maroto (Gunners), C Sibanda (Motor Action), F Kanda (Highlanders), S Sithole (Shooting Stars)