Chidzambwa could announce Zimbabwe AFCON squad after COSAFA
Tuesday May 14, 2019. 13:31
Zimbabwe football national team manager Wellington Mpandare says the head coach Sunday Chidzambwa is still busy finalizing his squad.
The Wariors are set to participate in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals which will be hosted by Egypt.
Mpandare said Chidzambwa is still looking at his options since there is still a month before the June 10 CAF deadline for submission of squads for the continental tournament.
“The coach has identified his men and we are busy finalising the squad,” Mpandare said on The Herald.
“Whether we are going to have one enlarged squad or two separate groups, that’s what we are still working on.
Zimbabwe are in Group A alongside DR Congo, Uganda and tournament hosts, Egypt.
“But, it looks like we may have separate squads since we have secured an international friendly match against Nigeria on the day the final of the COSAFA Cup will take place,” he added.
“So, it will be tricky if our boys make it to the final. It was going to be ideal to wait until after the COSAFA tournament before announcing the final AFCON squad.”
The 2019 COSAFA Cup will be hosted by South Africa between May 25 and June 8.