Zimbabwe national Under 23 coach Tonderai Ndiraya wants to cast his net wide and include foreign-based players in his squad for the upcoming assignment.
The Young Warriors have a date against Mozambique in back-to-back qualifiers next month, and the gaffer wants to incorporate those playing beyond the country’s borders whose leagues are already running.
“We are casting our net wider, we want everyone who is eligible to play for the Young Warriors to be available for selection, I want to have the best possible squad at our disposal,” Ndiraya told The Herald.
“Players who are playing beyond our borders, in South Africa and Europe are active now, their leagues are running, and they have the much-needed match fitness ahead of our game next month.
“Local players are on pre-season but I have been following some players, and I am glad that all their clubs have started pre-season training in time.”
Some of the players expected to be part of the selection are 20-year-old Spain-based duo of goalkeeper Martin Mapisa and central midfielder Abubakar Moffat.
The South Africa-based duo of Nicholas Guyo and Kuda Mangami, Caps United’s Blessing Sarupinda, Callisto Pasuwa’s son Kenny and Lloyd Mutasa’s son Panashe are also knocking hard on Ndiraya’s door.