The Sunday News
Mehluli Sibanda, Senior Sports Reporter
THE Zimbabwe national Under-20 men’s football team left the country on Tuesday morning headed for South Africa for the Cosafa Under-20 Championship, a tournament that starts on Thursday.
A squad of 18 players and nine officials flew out to South Africa for the tournament in Nelson Mandela Bay.
Zimbabwe, coached by Dynamos coach Tonderai Ndiraya are making a return to the competition after missing out last year and have been drawn in a tough pool that also includes hosts South Africa, Mozambique as well as Lesotho.
Raphael Pitisi (TelOne), Mattriples Muleya (Bulawayo Chiefs)
Malvern Hativagoni (Bulawayo Chiefs), Tinotenda Muringai (Dynamos), Munashe Garananga (Ubuntu, SA), Munashe Katondo (Ngezi Platinum Stars), Mannered Matsikidze (Highlands Park, SA), Kelvin Mangiza (FC Platinum)
Panashe Mutimbanyoka (FC Platinum), Lexington Mujokoro (FMSA Umguza), Dibbellar Mapuwa (Legends Academy), Tendayi Matindife (Ngezi Platinum Stars), Oscar Magejo (Academy 2063)
Brandon Nyagurungo (CAYA Foot, Senegal), Sebastian Summerfield (Gatshead FC, UK)
Bill Antonio (Prince Edward Academy), Tapiwa Mandinyenya (Aces Youth Academy), Munashe Pini (Chicken Inn)
Head Coach: Tonderai Ndiraya
Assistant coaches: Mandla Mpofu, Nesbert Saruchera
Goalkeeper coach: Innocent Chogugudza
Medical Doctor: Mthokozisi Moyo
Physiotherapist: Sheldorn Patsika
Equipment manager: Shingirayi Binoni
Team manager: Patrick Mutesva
Head of delegation: Thomas Marambanyika