Goalkeeper Elvis Chipezeze has retained his place in the national team despite suffering a backlash following a disastrous performance at the Afcon 2019.

The 29-year-old’s career was on the line at one point after he was accused of match-fixing in the 4-0 defeat at the hands of DRC.

His actions in the game raised suspicion with many people believing the former Chicken Inn goalie was paid to influence the result. However, he dismissed the accusations and also claimed the DRC game was not his last in the national colours and will feature for the Warriors again.

Indeed, the encounter was not his last as Chipezeze has been included in the squad for next month’s World Cup qualifier against Somalia.

The keeper is expected to be in goals in the tie with Talbert Shumba as his back-up.

His performances at club level have been tremendous, and this has seen him bagging the Man of the Match award twice this season.

The Warriors will face Somalia in the preliminary round with the first leg to be played on a neutral venue in Djibouti on 5 September. This is due to security concerns in Somalia.

The return leg will be played at Barbourfields Stadium, three days later.