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Zimbabwe Announce Final AFCON Squad

Zimbabwe head coach Norman Mapeza has named his final 23-man squad for the Africa Cup of Nations with a surprise late inclusion.

Former Glasgow Celtic midfielder Kundai Benyu who currently plies his trade in Iceland with Vestri was a name included despite not being on the provisional 30-man squad announced earlier this month

football, Azam striker Prince Dube and Olympique Lyon’s Tinotenda Kadewere will have the opportunity to stake their claim alongside Knowledge Musona as the nations new talisman.

Zimbabwe are in Group B alongside, Senegal, Malawi and Guinea and kick off their campaign in Cameroon against the Lions of Teranga on Monday, January 10.

Zimbabwe’s final 23-man squad:

Goalkeepers:

Petros Mhari (FC Platinum), Martin Mapisa (FC Zamora, Spain), Talbert Shumba (Free State Stars, SA)

Defenders:

Peter Muduwa (Highlanders), Alec Mudimu (Torpedo Kutaisi, Georgia), Takudzwa Chimwemwe (Nkana, Zambia), Jordan Zemura (FC Bournemouth, England), Godknows Murwira, Gerald Takwara (Venda Football Academy, SA), Teenage Hadebe (Houston Dynamo, USA), Bruce Kangwa (Azam, Tanzania), Onismor Bhasera (SuperSport, SA),

Midfielders:

Kelvin Madzongwe (FC Platinum), Thabani Kamusoko (Zesco United, Zambia), Never Tigere (Azam, Tanzania), Ishamel Wadi (JDR Stars, SA), Kudakwashe Mahachi (SuperSport, SA), Kundai Benyu (Vestri, Iceland)

Strikers:

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Admiral Muskwe (Luton Town, England), Prince Dube (Azam, Tanzania), David Moyo (Hamilton Academia, Scotland), Knowledge Musona (Al-Tai, Saud Arabia), Tinotenda Kadewere (Olympique Lyon, France).

Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Köhler is an award-winning South African football journalist. Having cut his teeth in the industry working at Kick-Off Magazine, he is now iDiski Times' senior digital content writer. He specialises in breaking top African football stories and transfers with a major focus on the 'big-three' Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates and CAF inter-club and international competitions. In 2021 he was listed amongst the top-five journalists under 30 in Print Media for the AIPS Awards.
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