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The Starting XI: Potential Lineup for Zimbabwe's Warriors in Their First Match
The Starting XI: Potential Lineup for Zimbabwe’s Warriors in Their First Match

The Starting XI: Potential Lineup for Zimbabwe’s Warriors in Their First Match

Zimbabwe’s National Team, the Warriors, have an abundance of talented players scattered across Europe, with over 50 individuals eligible to represent the country. Currently ranked second in their World Cup qualifiers group, behind Nigeria, Zimbabwe boasts the highest number of players from the Southern African Development Community (SADC). Passport renewals have been a priority, with several players, including Cardiff City’s Andy Rinemhota, in the process of acquiring Zimbabwean passports. Notably, retired player Knowledge Musona and out-of-form Khama Billiat will not be considered for selection. However, here is a confirmed list of Zimbabwean players competing in overseas leagues, who will be available for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

DEFENDERS:

  1. Jordan Zemura (23) – Competing for Udinese in Italy’s Serie A as a left-back.
  2. Munashe Garan’anga (22) – Playing for Sheriff Tiraspol in Moldova and currently participating in UEFA Champions League qualifying matches. He operates as a right-back.
  3. Teenage Hadebe (26) – Featuring for Houston Dynamo in the top-flight league of the United States as a centre-back.
  4. Brendon Galloway (26) – Serving as a centre-back for Plymouth Argyle in the English Championship.

This defensive lineup comprises world-class talent competing in competitive leagues around the globe.

MIDFIELDERS:

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5. Marshall Munetsi (26) – Representing Stade de Reims in France’s Ligue 1.

  1. Jonah Fabisch (21) – Impressive at just 21 years of age, Fabisch plays in the German Bundesliga 2, ensuring he develops his skills in a highly competitive league.
  2. Andy Rinemhota (27) – Currently playing for Cardiff City in the English Championship, Rinemhota is believed to be in the process of securing his Zimbabwean papers.
  3. Marvelous Nakamba (29) – Set to join Luton Town in the English Premier League.
  4. Tawanda Maswanhise (22) – Primed to play in the English Championship with Leicester, Maswanhise, replacing Billiat, is predicted to cause significant damage to opposing teams from the left wing.

FORWARDS:

10. Tino Kadewere (27) – Competing for Lyon in France.

11. Gerald Sithole (20) – Developing his skills at Bolton Wanderers’ junior team in the third tier of English football.

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Zimbabwe possesses an array of talented players in various positions, demonstrating their potential to make a significant impact in the upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

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