Benjani for Warriors job

STAFF REPORTER

The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) has appointed Benjani Mwaruwari (pictured) as the third national team coach, BT Sport has learnt.

The former Warriors captain  will be part of the technical team when Zimbabwe face South Africa in a 2022 World Cup qualifier at the National Sports Stadium early next month.

The Warriors host Bafana Bafana in a Group G opener on September 3, 2021 before facing Ethiopia in Addis Ababa four days later.

Zimbabwe will then host Ghana on October 6 to complete the first round of the fixtures.

The former Manchester City striker will join Lloyd Chitembwe and Tonderai Ndiraya, who have been assisting Zdravko Logarusic.

Mwaruwari recently obtained his UEFA A coaching licence and expressed interest in coaching the Warriors.

He captained the Warriors at the African Cup of Nations finals in 2006.

Meanwhile, ZIFA have announced a 29-man provisional squad for the match against South Africa.

Goalkeepers:

Washington Arubi (Marumo Gallants), Talbert Shumba (Free State Stars), Martin Mapisa (Zamora CF)

Defenders: Teenage Hadebe (Houston Dynamo), Brendan Galloway (Plymouth Argyle), Onismor Bhasera (Supersport), Jordan Zemura (AFC Bournemouth), Devine Lunga (Mamelodi Sundowns), Tendayi

Darikwa (Wigan Athletic), Takudzwa Chimwemwe (Nkana), Jimmy Dzingai (unattached), Alec Mudimu (Torpedo Kutaisi).

Midfielders: Blessing Sarupinda (Sekhukhume United), Jonah Fabisch (Hamburger SV), Marshal Munetsi (Stade de Reims), Marvelous Nakamba (Aston Villa), Tafadzwa Rusike (ZESCO), Thabani Kamusoko (ZESCO), Kudakwashe Mahachi (Supersport), Khama Billiat (Kaizer Chiefs), Perfect Chikwende (Simba), Butholezwe Ncube (Amazulu), Ovidy Karuru (unattached).

Strikers: Terrence Dzvukamanja (Orlando Pirates), Tino Kadewere (Lyon), David Moyo (Hamilton),

Admiral Muskwe (Luton, Knowledge Musona (Al-Tai), Macauley Bonne (Ipswich).

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