Swansea, Bournemouth stars receive first Warriors call-up

Zimbabwe-born Tivonge Rushesha has received his first call-up to the national team for next month’s Afcon Qualifiers.

The 17-year old earned his senior debut at Championship side Swansea two months ago after he had created a name for himself with the club’s development side last season.

Rushesha who plays as a full-back has been on the rise since then and coach Joey Antipas decided to give him a go in the national team.

The teen hasn’t been capped at any level by his adoptive country Wales and is eligible to play for Zimbabwe provided his local passport is sorted.

Also receiving his first call-up is Bournemouth defender Jordan Zemura.

Zemura signed a 1-year professional contract with the EPL side in August after leaving Charlton Athletic at the end of the last campaign.

The 19-year old was born in England to Zimbabwean parents, and just like Rushesha, he hasn’t represented his country of birth at any age group.

The Warriors, meanwhile, will play Botswana at home on the November 15 before travelling to Zambia four days later for their second Group H match.

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