Zim Foreign Based Players Recalled For Brazil Game

This means that the Warriors will field most their foreign based players like Sunderland striker Benjani Mwaruwari who is expected to jet into the country at the weekend. He will captain the side.

The other players that will be called by Warriors caretaker coach Norman Mapeza include a legion of foreign-based players based in South Africa who have started arriving in the country.

The South African premiership is set to take a break because of the World Cup, which is set to kick off on June 11.

The South Africa based players who are likely to grace the team are Kaizer Chiefs scoring sensation Knowledge Musona and Mamelodi Sundowns captain Esrom Nyandoro.

Kaizer Chiefs defender Thomas Sweswe will also be part of the team although Tinashe Nengomasha who is linked with a move to Qatar is yet to confirm.

Platinum Stars goalkeeper Tapiwa Kapini has also been called for the match. The squad will be spiced with some of the biggest names on the domestic league such as defenders Gilbert Mapemba, Method Mwanjali and strikers Cuthbert Malajila.

The historical match will be played at the National Sports Stadium on Wednesday starting at 3:30 pm.

The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority has revealed that three companies Zimplats, NetOne and CBZ Bank are footing the appearance fees for the Samba Boys.

Meanwhile Nengomasha is set to become the first Zimbabwean to play in Qatar when he joins Al Ahly Doha in July.

The longest serving Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Nengomasha is set to leave the top South Africa after eight years of service. Nengomasha is one of the high profile Zimbabwe players who enjoys celebrrity status at home and in South Africa. He is married to top Zimbabwean musician Oliver Mtukudzi’s daughter Samantha.

The Zimbabwean international, made his debut back in April 2002 against Amazulu.

In recent weeks, he’s been linked with a move to Qatar, where he is expected to sign for Al Ahly Doha, one of the top clubs in the oil and gas rich country.

“In life players and coaches come and go and I think it is my time now to move. I know players normally move to Europe, but I strongly believe this move can work out for me. I know the Qatar league is where former Argentina international Gabriel Batistuta played his football and I’m not sure but I think Roberto Carlos is playing there now, so it is definitely a good league and a place where I can take my game to another level,” he said.

“But the deal is not done yet, because I will be leaving on June 21 for medical tests. I will then return to South Africa and sit down with Chiefs to conclude everything,” said the 27-year-old.

Nengomasha also spoke at length about his Chiefs stay and feels he lived up to expectations during his time in Naturena.

“My time at Chiefs was full of emotions… it was good and bad at times, but mostly good and I really enjoyed my time here. When I first came here I was just a youngster at 19 and there were people who believed that I was going to make it and those who doubted me and I’m happy I proved some people right.”